The Triumph of Death, Peter Braigel the Elder, is a description of the picture

The Triumph of Death, Peter Braigel the Elder, is a description of the picture
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  • Posted by Peter Braigel Sr
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: 1562

Description of the picture :

The triumph of death is Peter Braigel. 1562. Wood, butter. 117×162

   The Dutch painter and graphic artist Peter Braigel is one of the most famous and significant artists who bore this surname. Braigel combined with his work the artistic traditions and expressions of the modern attitude of the Late Renaissance.

   The canvas “Triumph of Death” reminds humanity of the inevitability of death. The author considers death the completion of everything, for she leaves no hope – neither for glory nor for eternity. Death is represented in the form of an army of skeletons, which instead of shields are coffin covers with crosses. Skeletons execute their terrible judgment, which no one will escape – neither the king, nor the slave, nor the preacher, nor the sinner. People, trying to save from death, rush into the laziness, on the lid of which the cross also stood, but this place does not seem like salvation, but a kind of mousetrap of death.