Death and the maiden by Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, 1517
Dances of Death by Niklaus Manuel Deutsch
This work of Niklaus Manuel Deutsch painted in 1517, shows well
the transition between the dance of death and the theme of Death and the maiden.
Here Death is a rotting corpse which does not caress the girl nicely, it take
her by the hand; it grasps her by the neck and kisses her and puts its hands on
her sex. Deutsch also created one of the few dances of death where Death and the
maiden share an erotic relationship. In the frescoe of Berne, a skeleton kisses
the virgin on her cheek and grabs her full breasts.
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