"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster
"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster

"Allegory of Death and Fame" 11x17 Matte Poster

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Skeletons, also known as Allegory of Death and Fame (1518)
by Agostino Veneziano (Italian, 1490-1540)

Although for centuries scholars have attempted to understand the allegorical meaning of this print, 16th-century artist and author Giorgio Vasari described it simply as “an anatomy of desiccated nudes and of bones of the dead.” A central figure of winged Death stands over an interred skeleton, surrounded by a variety of skeletal and living human figures who appear to debate the fate of the soul. At far left is a “marasmic” man, a type of sun-dried body used by anatomists to study the muscles without removing the skin. Rosso Fiorentino, who designed the composition of this print to be engraved by Agostino Veneziano, was a Florentine contemporary of Michelangelo who planned a book on anatomy that was never published.

11x17 Matte Poster

Printed with dye/pigment reactive ink on archival matte paper shipped in heavy duty poster tube Heavy weight (230 gsm), thick base (9.5 mil), and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging.

  • Printed with Dye/Pigment Reactive Ink
  • On archival matte paper
  • Shipped in heavy duty poster tube
  • Heavy weight (230 gsm), thick base (9.5 mil), and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging.