Felix Nussbaum (1904-1944)


Trumph des Todes (Triumph of Death), 1944

This was his last known work. Weeks after its completion, Nussbaum and his wife were arrested by the Wehrmacht.


Louis Raemaekers (1869-1956)

Louis Raemaekers was a Dutch painter and editorial cartoonist. He took a strong anti-German stance during WWI. This is one of his cartoons depicting the Dance of Death from the beginning of the war.

The German Tango – “From East to West and West to East, I dance with thee.”


(I should note this is an old post I bumped up – that’s why it already has some love.)



Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)


From Holbein’s Dance of Death, Expulsion from Paradise.
This is one of the “printer’s proofs” by Holbein, 1526.

Bernt Notke (1435 -1509)


Dance of Death: Mural in Saint Anthony’s Chapel, Saint Nicholas Church, c. 1490. Mostly destroyed in airstrike, 1942

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)

The Dance of Death, 1651

Adriaen van de Venne (1589-1662)

Dance of Death