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Macchina di Santa Rosa, “Fiore del Cielo” ("Flower of the Sky") (2009)
Original title: Macchina di Santa Rosa ("Saint Rose's machine")The Macchina di Santa Rosa is a tower used in Viterbo, Italy to venerate the patron Saint of the city, Saint Rose of Viterbo. The tower has been made of different materials throughout the…

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This vanitas plays with the confusion of naturalia and artificialia, deconstructing the markers of femininity alluded to the image. This is a fragment of an elegant woman presented as an object, a bizarre statue that emphasizes her breasts, which…

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Five skeletons are depicted in this illustration dancing around a grave. one of the skeletons is in the grave in a state of decomposition while covered by a shroud and with snakes crawling around its body. On the left, another skeleton is playing the…

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Original title: Ein Kampfgesprech zwischen dem Todt und dem Natürlichen Leben ("A struggle conversation between death and natural life")."Death; holding a scythe, standing to right; an hourglass on a tree stump at right; the body of two men on the…

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This engraving represents the scene when Saint James the hermit looks at a female skeleton. This is one of the few cases where the skeleton's gender is identified as feminine, and this can be seen in the lettering: "Dextera ne flamma(m?) rapiat,…

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This illustration depicts a naked young man on the left holding an apple in his left hand, and a naked young woman on the right covering her lower abdomen with her right hand. On the ground between the two people, what appears to be a skull and a…

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The illustration on the cover of this edition shows two naked children on the top of the illustration with two skulls next to them. In the center, a man on the left and a skeleton on the right hold a cloth with the title of the book. The bottom…

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Death, represented by a skeleton with hair and a beard and holding a scythe, kills a woman who is lying on the floor.

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This image represents a little girl being burnt on a stake by a man. A winged cherub is holding the girl.

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The image represents a little girl lying and sleeping on top of a skull while cupid looks at her. Although the child is represented as a little girl, the skull is represented as neutral, stripped off of any gender identifiers.
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