The Dead Lovers

This fragment is an anonymous painting entitled The Dead Lovers, created around 1470 in Swabia (German Empire). For years, it was wrongly attributed to the German Renaissance artist Matthias Grünewald. It is currently in the Musée de l’Oeuvre de Notre-Dame, Strasbourg.


  • December 15, 2009 - 3:57 pm | Permalink

    They certainly did Essie. But Liam, paintings like these will at least keep students interested! I particularly love the Modesty Frog she’s wearing…

  • December 14, 2009 - 12:22 pm | Permalink

    As I said to my students in class last week after showing them some images of the Dance Macabre, after the Black Death art got a wee bit grim.

  • December 14, 2009 - 12:07 pm | Permalink

    They knew about sin and Hell in those days!

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