Memento mori

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Remember that you must die.The intention with this gallery is to collect diffrent portrayals of the human skull and death throughout the history of art. The gallery was made as part of an examination for an online course given by the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University

Boy with Skull, Magnus Enckell, 1893, From the collection of: Ateneum Art Museum
Allegory of Vanity, Antonio de Pereda, 1632/1636, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The video will provide you with some fitting music
The Cogitation About the Painting, Nam, Kyung Min, 2010, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Still LIfe with a Skull, NAKAMURA Tsune, 1923/1923, From the collection of: Mie Prefectural Art Museum
The Last Drop (The Gay Cavalier), Judith Leyster, Dutch (active Haarlem and Amsterdam), 1609 - 1660, c. 1639, From the collection of: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Self portrait of Aelbrecht Bouts, Aelbrecht Bouts, 1519 - 1524, From the collection of: Muzeul Național Brukenthal
Skeleton, Ham, Myung Su, 2008, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette, Vincent van Gogh, January 1886 - February 1886, From the collection of: Van Gogh Museum
A Human Skeleton, James Ward, 1769–1859, British, undated, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Mosaic mask of Tezcatlipoca, 1400/1521, From the collection of: British Museum
The Apotheosis of War, Vasily Vereshchagin, 1871, From the collection of: The State Tretyakov Gallery
Knight at the Crossroads, Victor Vasnetsov, 1882, From the collection of: The State Russian Museum
Preserving Life, Terminating Life #2, F X Harsono, 2009, From the collection of: National Heritage Board, Singapore
The Penitent Mary Magdalene, El Greco, 1576–1577, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Annunciation1-Invitation, Nam, Kyung Min, 2010, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Jean Morin, Memento Mori (The Skull), an etching after Philippe de Champaigne, 1625/1650, From the collection of: British Museum
Lovers Surprised by Death, Hans Burgkmair the Elder (German, 1473–1531), 1510, From the collection of: The Art Institute of Chicago
The Repentant Magdalen, Phillippe de Champaigne, 1648, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Judde Memorial, British School, c.1560, From the collection of: Dulwich Picture Gallery
Memento Mori, Master MZ, c. 1500/1502, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
mechanical clocks, Anonymous French or Italian, clock face: 18th century; skull and base: 19th century - clock face: 18th century; skull and base: 19th century, From the collection of: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Saint Jerome in His Study, Joos van Cleve, 1521, From the collection of: Harvard Art Museums
Portrait of a Man - Memento Mori - Back, Andrea Previtali called Cordeliaghi, Around 1502, From the collection of: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
The Ambassadors, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1533, From the collection of: The National Gallery, London
The video: Symbolism in Holbein's 'Ambassadors' from The National Gallery, London
Death, Teodors Ūders, 1914/1914, From the collection of: Latvian National Museum of Art
Hans Wechtlin, Skull Within an Ornamental Frame, a woodcut, 1510/1513, From the collection of: British Museum
Portrait of a Doctor, Ring, Ludger tom, the younger, about 1572, From the collection of: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Death Turned Pilot, Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British, between 1815 and 1816, From the collection of: Yale Center for British Art
Naked man and skull, Edelfelt Albert, 1890/1905, From the collection of: EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Vanitas / Still Life with Skull, Open Book with Glasses, and Hourglass / The Sands of Time, 1850 - 1852, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Vanitas - Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull, Edwaert Collier, 1663, From the collection of: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Still Life with a Boy Blowing Soap-bubbles, Gerard Dou, c. 1635-36, From the collection of: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Triptych, Mariotto Albertinelli, 1500, From the collection of: Museo Poldi Pezzoli
Death and the Miser, Hieronymus Bosch, c. 1485/1490, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle, Arnold Böcklin, 1872, From the collection of: Alte Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Kiss of a Death, Bohumil Kubišta, 1912 - 1912, From the collection of: Oblastní galerie Liberec
Denise Poncher before a Vision of Death, Master of the Chronique scandaleuse, 1500, From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Figure of Death (Memento Mori), Hans Leinberger, 1520s (Renaissance), From the collection of: The Walters Art Museum
The Garden of Death, Hugo Simberg, 1896, From the collection of: Ateneum Art Museum
Dalziel Brothers, Until her Death, a wood-engraving after Frederick Augustus Sandys, 1862/1862, From the collection of: British Museum
Death, Gil de Ronza, 1523, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Escultura
Death with Left Hand Raised, Unidentified Artist, 1600 - 1650, From the collection of: Harvard Art Museums
Life and Death, Lee, Il Ho, 2010, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Penetente Death Cart & Death Figure, Majel G. Claflin, c. 1937, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Death and the Lansquenet, Albrecht Dürer, 1510, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Death Carrying Child, Stefano della Bella, circa 1648, From the collection of: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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