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.)




Antonio Steinhauer


Danse Macabre Bookplate, 1744

Bernt Notke (1435 -1509)


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

Marcel Roux (1878-1922)

Danse Macabre, 1904

Danse Macabre, 1904