Tim Southall

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Etching & aquatint in edition of 75

Image size 30 x 40 cm

Paper size 42 x 52 cm

Danse Macabre is an artistic genre of allegory begun in the Late Middle Ages and reflects upon the universality of death. These pieces were produced as memento mori, to remind people of the fragility of their lives and how vain were the glories of earthly life. Life and death have always fascinated me and following the passing of my own mum, I mulled over the idea of a Danse Macabre for about a year before actually tackling the subject in a physical sense. My aim was to produce an image of other worldliness, shadows, darkness, and mystery, fused with a vibrant party rhythm.

Danse Macabre