Monday, May 20, 2013

Totentanz #1

Today I begin with a new series of murals, painted by the South Tyrolean Artist Luis Stefan Stecher.

In 2001 he painted on the wall of the Church "St. Ulrich" in Plaus the "Totentanz-Zyklus" (death dance-cycle), provided with rhymes in South Tyrolean dialect.

This series continues next Monday with post #2/12... 
This post is linked to Monday Mural


  1. This artist walks in the footsteps of some famous painters of the past who after the plague showed a lot of skeletons on paintings and drawings.

  2. Such murals, painted on the wall of a church, are very unique to my experience. Can't say that these are all that uplifting, but maybe I need to hear the rhymes that go with them! :) Love the stone!

  3. Death makes a fashion statement. Great mural, great subject.

  4. It's like visiting an art museum right out in the out doors.

  5. Its work looks a bit like Brueghel's and we don't see this often in mural painters nowadays...

  6. Hmmmm. These would be sobering.

  7. Grim reminders that tempus fugit. Kind of Dali-esque in my mind. I can only imagine how these murals would draw the attention of visitors to this church. Thanks, Karl, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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