personification of death

Personification of art sat there waiting for Mr. Death to visit

And the noble, seminal switch is a stuttering candle.

Clive Gamble, Science 6 February 2009: Vol. 323. no. 5915, pp. 709 - 711

Chameleon
Art death crossing the Mara river

Art death crossing Mara river showing the high medieval obsession with beauty and death.

Is this the way the art world ends? Why ideas that spawn other artworks are called seminal if they are made from nothing ?

"Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas"

sic transit gloria mundi

An advantage of bad art: your relatives gain nothing by your death. Micromort is a unit of risk equivalent to a one-in-a-million chance of death.

Theodor Adorno, "Good art is reduced to memento mori in museums".

The quest for universal hanted houses

The skeletal figure of Death is important in the medieval danse macabre. Because a good artist is a dead artist, haunted art galleries are places where everyone there should be dead.

"De mortuis, aut bene aut nihil"