Self Portrait with Fiddling Death | Arnold Böcklin | 1872

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Size: A4 Portrait
Frame Style: Black Frame

"Self Portrait with Fiddling Death" is an oil painting by Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin. The painting features the artist in the foreground, depicted as a musical performer, while in the background Death is depicted as a hooded figure playing a fiddle. The expression on the artist's face is one of peace and contentment, as if he is unafraid of Death, who is playing its melody in the background. The use of light and dark tones creates a contrast between life and death, with the warm colors of the artist's face and clothing set against the dark, shadowy figure of Death. The painting is a powerful representation of the artist's attitude towards mortality, and his acceptance of death as a natural part of life. Overall, "Self Portrait with Fiddling Death" is a striking and memorable work of art.



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  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging