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A New Study Links Fried Potatoes and Early Death:Researchers look for connections between fried foods and mortality
Film Review: OWN TV’s “Serving Life”:An inmate-staffed hospice program in one of the roughest prisons in the U.S.
Secular Funerals and Rituals Are Becoming More Common:Rituals help atheists, agnostics and the otherwise religiously unaffiliated move through grief
Tag Archives: Death in art
Meaningful visual images stir emotions
Imagine this: You’re out for a walk in your favorite park. As you stroll along, you notice that there are more people about than you’re used to seeing. Suddenly, the woman in front of you keels forward and drops to … Continue reading
The grandmother of performance art throws her own funeral
One can’t talk about avant-garde art without mentioning Marina Abramovic. The Serbian artist carved a name for herself in the art world through her cathartic, sometimes disturbing performances. Her goal is to create art that makes us slightly uncomfortable, and … Continue reading
Sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch vanitas paintings weave life and death into a single, still moment
Life is fleeting, and death apparently eternal. Still life paintings that came out of the Netherlands in the late 1500s through the 1700s, known as vanitas, gather symbolic objects of death into a memorialized moment, halting the processes of both … Continue reading
Death, architecture and the public imagination
How do we come to terms with something as abstract as death? Our own heavy, very real flesh will one day be in another indistinct form. The sacred bodies of our loved ones are subject to the same fate. What … Continue reading
Renaissance painters were masters of light, life, death and shadow
The cultural bloom of the Italian – and wider European – Renaissance was fed by the shadow of death. The bubonic plague was carried by fleas traveling on rodents, who then hitched rides along the expanding trade routes in the … Continue reading