Dance of Death

Marcel Roux French

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The themes of death and human suffering that permeate Roux’s work reached an apotheosis in "Danse Macabre" (Dance of Death), his most masterful series. Each print shows a different way in which Death could present itself during the decadent fin-de-siècle. These scenes of everyday life haunted by Death are bracketed by Adam and Eve ("those who created Death") and Christ ("He who conquered Death") revealing Roux’s fervent Catholicism.

Dance of Death, Marcel Roux (French, Bessenay 1878–1922 Chartres), Fifteen etchings in a printed portfolio

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