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

8 comments:

s.c said...

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.

Lowell said...

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!

Pam and Wayne said...

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

Sharon said...

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

RedPat said...

Wow - sobering pics!

VP said...

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

Jack said...

Hmmmm. These would be sobering.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

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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