danse macabre

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a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave

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These intertextual allusions all point to an underlying image or subtext, nowhere articulated but everywhere evoked, excavated from deep in the Western cultural repertoire: the danse macabre or dance of death, mingling death and gaiety, skeletons and music.
Several features of the danse macabre images, the Badius devices, and Durer's drawing make it feasible to approach them as something akin to models, as McCarty defines the term, rather than simply as representations of a piece of technology.
Sandman collaborator and comic book artist Jill Thompson takes over in Chapter 5 as Gaiman's ghosts perform the Macabray reminiscent of Saint Saens' Danse Macabre.
There are also plenty of popular classical numbers, such as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and Danse Macabre - well-known to murder-mystery fans as the theme to Jonathan Creek.
Their topics include demons and mental disorder in late medieval medicine, signs of mental disorder in late medieval visual evidence, demonic possession as physical and mental disturbance in the later medieval canonization processes, a comparison of mental disorders in Occitan and Swedish remedy collections, mental attitudes in and to the medieval Danse Macabre, and effects of the living dead in medieval Iceland.
Marker's heavily manipulated black-and-white images are interwoven with the poem's text in a danse macabre populated with figures striated and effaced in postproduction so that they float like ghosts through a penumbral ether.
The Green Table, with the subtitle "a Danse Macabre in Eight Scenes, Created Between Two Wars as a Memorial for the Unknown," entered the Joffrey Ballet repertory in 1967.
In an earlier column, I wondered whether US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were engaged in a danse macabre.
Here the viewer is invited to contemplate the inescapable fact of mortality through memento mori, commemorative images and objects, the danse macabre and day of the dead, anatomical science, and even sudden death in times of war.
This lively group of 11 essays delves into the representation of the senses in various works of art and writing of 16th- and 17th-century Europe, with topics that include the danse macabre, representation of the senses in Bronzino's poem La cipolla, and eating and the senses in 16th-century Italian art.
Rooney's central thesis is that notions of the macabre began in homiletic rhetoric, and emerged visually in pictorial art, with an ultimate flowering in transi tombs and images of the Danse Macabre and The Legend of the Three Living and Three Dead.
The Massacre at Paris is read as an Elizabethan instance of the predominantly medieval danse macabre tradition, which is "typified by a conjunction of humour and mindless, repetitive homicide" (78).
A number of his poems were published in various online magazines such as Danse Macabre du Jour, Istanbul Literary Review and Indigo Rising Magazine.
In a powerful reading of Michael Jackson's performances and videos, specifically Thriller and Ghosts, Bruhm discusses how the child and Gothic danse macabre of Jackson's videos interrupts linear narrative time and queer the reproductive future thrust of heteronormative culture.
No less an aficionado than Stephen King later would give Jackson's novel (The Haunting of Hill House) and the film his highest praise in his nonfiction study of horror, Danse Macabre.