Death and the Maiden (motif)

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Adolf Hering, Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden), 1900

Death and the Maiden is a common motif in Renaissance art, especially in painting and music. It developed from the Dance of Death, with an added erotic subtext. Hans Baldung Grien depicted it several times in his paintings. A famous oil-painting was also depicted in 1900 by Adolf Hering, a German artist.

The motif was picked up again in romantic art, a notable example being Franz Schubert's lied "Der Tod und das Mädchen".

Hans Baldung Grien, Der Tod und das Mädchen, 1517

Paintings and comics[edit]

  • Painting: Death and the Maiden (Der Tod und das Mädchen) by Hans Baldung Grien (1517)
  • Painting: Death and the Maiden (Der Tod und das Mädchen) by Adolf Hering (1900) - the painting is part of a private collection, the location is unknown.
  • Painting: Death and the Maiden (Der Tod und das Mädchen) by Egon Schiele (1915)
  • Comic: Death and the Maiden (Der Tod und das Mädchen) by Nina Ruzicka

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