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Death and the Maiden

circa 1510

Why is it canonical?

Art during the Renaissance era sought to advance human ideals, specifically secular morality. This painting is a secular allegory showing the passage of time and the folly of vanity. It is also a terrific example of German humanist art.

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Death and the Maiden

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