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Ignoring the Approach of Death [EOL in Art 6]

Gustav Klimt painted “Death and Life”in 1916.  The allegorical figure of death is portrayed as a robed skeleton, holding a stick, approaching a family that is grouped together. 

The family is filled with life, and they portray the full range of life, from that of a young baby up to older children, to a mother, father, and even a grandmother. In their grouping and position, the family is turning away from death, and seemingly unconcerned by his stalking of them.

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