Edvard Munch painted “By the Deathbed in 1895. Here the focus is not so much on the person who has died, but rather on those who have come to grieve him.
While the first four mourners from the left are focused on the person who has died, the fifth mourner is facing the viewer of this painting directly. Her face is somewhat skeletal, representing death. By looking at the viewer, she sends the message that one day, death will come for us as well.
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