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07/16/2015

Art about Death Makes People Think [EOL in Art 66]

In the “Seventh Seal” Ingmar Bergman references memento mori through the church painter who seems preoccupied with painting “reminders of death.” 


When asked about his fixation on painting morbid subject matter, the church painter explains that he makes art about death “to make people think” and claims, “A skull is more interesting than a naked woman.”

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