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Themes in Art


"Know Thyself" Skeleton Mosaic, Ancient Rome

"Know Thyself" Skeleton Mosaic

c. 100 CE
A Jig Beyond the Grave, José Guadalupe Posada

A Jig Beyond the Grave

José Guadalupe Posada, c. 1888
Alcoholic Calavera, José Guadalupe Posada

Alcoholic Calavera

José Guadalupe Posada, c. 1888
Calavera of the Cyclists, José Guadalupe Posada

Calavera of the Cyclists

José Guadalupe Posada, 1889-1895
Calaveras from the heap, José Guadalupe Posada

Calaveras from the heap

José Guadalupe Posada, 1910
Crucifixion and Last Judgement, Jan Van Eyck

Crucifixion and Last Judgement

Jan Van Eyck, 1430-1440
Kohada Koheiji, Katsushika Hokusai

Kohada Koheiji

Katsushika Hokusai, 1831
Plesiosaurus Skeleton, Orra White Hitchcock

Plesiosaurus Skeleton

Orra White Hitchcock, c. 1828-1840
Self-portrait with fiddling Death, Arnold Böcklin

Self-portrait with fiddling Death

Arnold Böcklin, 1872
Skeletons Fighting over a Hanged Man, James Ensor

Skeletons Fighting over a Hanged Man

James Ensor, 1891
Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Specter, Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Takiyasha the Witch and the Skeleton Specter

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, c. 1843-1847
The Death of Saint Innocent, Gothic Art

The Death of Saint Innocent

c. 1520-1530
The Metamorphosis of a Woman, Leonor Fini

The Metamorphosis of a Woman

Leonor Fini, 1987
The Skeleton Re-Animated, William Blake

The Skeleton Re-Animated

William Blake, 1813
More Themes in Art
Autobiographies, Themes in Art


Hear it from the source

Allegory, Themes in Art


Art to illustrate and teach

Abstract Figures, Themes in Art

Abstract Figures

Hinting at the human form

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