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The Triumph of Death
25-JUN-2003 George J. Fenisey

The Triumph of Death

Clusone, Italy

The Triumph of Death , concentrates on the attitude of the wealthy towards death, with three noblemen returning from the hunt, discovering an open tomb containing the worm-infested corpses of the pope and emperor. A huge skeleton, representing Death, balances on the edge of the tomb, while other skeletons take aim at people gathered around the tomb - incorruptible figures, uninterested in the bribes being offered them. The Dance of Death below continues the moral tale, contrasting the corrupt upper classes with a procession of contented commoners, each dancing his way towards death quite happily, above an inscription inviting those who have genuinely served God to approach without fear and join the dance. (

Olympus E-10
1/40s f/2.0 at 15.0mm iso160 with Flash full exif

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