visions of death

From a painting of 1500 to a skull clock of the 18th century. Death can be anywhere, and this gallery shows how people perceive it.

In this painting, we can see three women by a presumed dead man with the grim reaper above him. The reason I included this piece was that the grim reaper is a visual symbol for death.
In this painting, two lovers are surprised by death that kills the man. The symbolic part of this painting is the flying skeleton man. This comes to prove that death comes in many forms.
The sculpture shows a man named Samson slaying another man Philistine. I included this sculpture because in this form of death, you can see man killing man.
This painting shows 5 men who seem to be losing color and dying. This was included in my collection because the man in the center has a tan face but the rest of him is pale. To me, this shows death.
The Skull, is a painting as its name states of a skull. The only difference on why I included this piece were the flowers by the skull. To me, this shows the beauty of death.
This painting, from the Baroque period, shows two women holding a man down and slitting his throat. To me, this shows that death can come at anytime, even the middle of the night.
The Mourning ring is a golden ring engraved with a skeleton and a white skull. I included this piece because it presents the time after death. Mourning ring is usually given to the significant other.
This mechanical clock was built over the 18th and 19th centuries. Shaped as a skull fits my theme perfectly. Having a skull be the sign for death, this helps match my theme.
Being in 1872, this painting shows a man drawing himself while death is in the background playing the fiddle. Fitting my theme of death, this shows the difference of how people perceive death.
The most recent photo shows a man's head pierced with arrows. The reason I chose this image was the way he depicted death. By simple showing a deadly object and his eyes close, we presume he is dead.
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