Danse Macabre

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Title: Danse Macabre
Format: A5
Pages: 28
Limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered.

A collection of my Inktober artwork from 2015, Death summons representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave. As a reminder of the fragility of life and how vain are the glories of earthly life.

DANSE MACABRE
Yet who’s not squeezed a skeleton with passion?

Nor ravened with his kisses on the meat
Of charnels. What of costume, scent, or fashion?
The man who feigns disgust, betrays conceit.

in every clime, Death studies your devices
And vain contortions, laughable Humanity,
And oft, like you, perfumes herself with spices
Mixing her irony with your insanity!

(Charles Baudelaire)