Disease and Death | Joseph Alanen | 19th Century

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Size: 14"x11"

"Disease and Death" by Joseph Alanen is an evocative painting from the 19th century that delves into the themes of illness and mortality, which were common subjects in the art of that era, especially within the Symbolist movement. These skeletal figures are set against a backdrop that features barren trees and swirling patterns in the water, suggesting the disturbance and chaos brought about by disease. The striking contrast between the vibrant sunset and the dark, foreboding figure of death serves to highlight the juxtaposition between life and the inevitability of death. The red scarf flowing from one of the figure’s head adds a dynamic element to the composition, possibly symbolizing the fever and heat of illness. The overall composition of the piece, with its stark imagery and bold colours, communicates a powerful message about the inescapable nature of death and the suffering caused by disease.



A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints include a .25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
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  • Contains no plastic



14 x 11 Inches = 35.5 cm x 28 cm

20 x 16 Inches = 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm