Death

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Re: Death

Postby robert on 12 Mar 2011, 09:31

Found this today and sort of loved it.

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Re: Death

Postby mmfilesi on 12 Mar 2011, 15:44

:D :D :D :D :D

I love it.
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Re: Death

Postby SteveM on 16 Jul 2011, 20:47

A Tarot de Marseille like death, woodcut illustration to 'Canta della e morte e piede' song of death on foot, Florence c.1513:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=qOIR ... &q&f=false

(I have just 're-discovered' this, but I think MJHurst has discussed the image previously, I think over at AT, but I can't find it at the moment).

Found it:
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?p=1373719
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Re: Death

Postby robert on 16 Jul 2011, 20:52

SteveM wrote:A Tarot de Marseille like death, woodcut illustration to 'Canta della e morte e piede' song of death on foot, Florence c.1513:

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=qOIR ... &q&f=false

(I have just 're-discovered' this, but I think MJHurst has discussed the image previously, I think over at AT, but I can't find it at the moment).



Wow Steve, I don't remember seeing this image... it's really wonderful. Thanks for posting the link!! (I'm uploading an attachment... just in case the link stops working someday).

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Re: Death

Postby SteveM on 16 Jul 2011, 20:54

SteveM wrote:(I have just 're-discovered' this, but I think MJHurst has discussed the image previously, I think over at AT, but I can't find it at the moment).



Found it:
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?p=1373719
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Re: Death

Postby jelt on 05 Sep 2011, 20:40

Hello, I find this on youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/user/esoteriques ... GbCNVSJv4c

Great job ! :clapping
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Re: Death

Postby Yves Le Marseillais on 06 Sep 2011, 06:18

jelt wrote:Hello, I find this on youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/user/esoteriques ... GbCNVSJv4c

Great job ! :clapping



Hello all,

On many historical decks Death is left oriented
See this new deck coming soon:
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Made by a friend from Marseille. Wilfried.
22 Majors deck to be issued by the end of this month september.

There is a reason for this direction of course.

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Re: Death

Postby marco on 23 Oct 2011, 09:02

Nothing to do with tarot.

http://www.qsov.com/Italy2005/045mosaicSkeleton.jpg

This I Century CE mosaic is at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. The skeleton is interpreted as holding two wine jars. According to this interesting Italian web page, in ancient Rome there was something like a fashion about the association pleasure/death. Skeletons were common in the decoration of dishes, cups and dining rooms. See for instance:
http://www.deprisco.it/tesoro/schede/coppascheletri.htm

and

Petronius, Satirikon wrote:Some glass
bottles carefully sealed with gypsum were brought in at that instant; a
label bearing this inscription was fastened to the neck of each one:

OPIMIAN FALERNIAN
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD.

While we were studying the labels, Trimalchio clapped his hands and
cried, "Ah me! To think that wine lives longer than poor little man.
Let's fill 'em up! There's life in wine and this is the real Opimian,
you can take my word for that. I offered no such vintage yesterday,
though my guests were far more respectable." We were tippling away and
extolling all these elegant devices, when a slave brought in a silver
skeleton, so contrived that the joints and movable vertebra could be
turned in any direction. He threw it down upon the table a time or two,
and its mobile articulation caused it to assume grotesque attitudes,
whereupon Trimalchio chimed in:

"Poor man is nothing in the scheme of things
And Orcus grips us and to Hades flings
Our bones! This skeleton before us here
Is as important as we ever were!
Let's live then while we may and life is dear."
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Re: Death

Postby robert on 07 May 2012, 18:51

Found on tumblr today:



Not sure about the source, but the caption said "Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 594, detail of f. 135r (‘Triumph of Death’). Petrarch. Trionfi. Rouen, 1503."


Fabulous.
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Re: Death

Postby Lorredan on 02 Feb 2013, 06:38

When I saw this, I was astounded at it's freshness and how it looked like it was painted by someone like Diego Rivera in the 1930's- but no painted by Bartolo di Fredi in 1382. It is called 'Il Trionfo della Mort'- The Precariousness of Human life on Earth.
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