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el sabroso oficio / del dulce mirar GóngoraWie schwer es ist, die Schönheit zu begreifen! Günter Eich

domingo, 19 de abril de 2015

Georg Pencz - El triunfo de la muerte (c. 1539)



The Triumph of Death, Georg Pencz, Germany, c.1539. NASCENTES MORIMUR FINIS QZ AB ORIGINE PENDET/ LONGIUS AUT PROPIUS MORS SUA QUENOZ MANET 


Death as a skeleton holding a scythe riding a chariot drawn by two bulls to right; dead or dying figures on his path including a king and a pope and bishop; in background a burning city; from a series of six engravings.

Inscription Content: Signed with monogram on the tablet at lower centre, numbered there 5 and lettered 'NASCENTES MORIMUR FINIS QZ AB ORIGINE PENDET/ LONGIUS AUT PROPIUS MORS SUA QUENOZ MANET'.

Engraving made by Georg Pencz, Germany, c.1539.


(Visto en Kinzertorium/Assaf Kinzter - Flickr)