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Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle | Arnold Böcklin

Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle is a self-portrait  painted in 1872 by the Swiss symbolist artist Arnold Böcklin. “The painting depicts a bearded Böcklin stalked by a personification of death playing a single-stringed violin in an intimation of his mortality. It is an echo of an earlier painting of Sir Brian Tuke by an anonymous painter c.1540, …

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