Thursday, September 22, 2011

Death & The Maiden

Ever since I posted that drawing of Death and his lover in that Monster and Maiden post, I've been obsessed with looking for the perfect Death & human lover art.

And look what I have found?!

The most terrifying yet the most beautiful necro art I have ever seen in my life.

Death & The Maiden is based on this poem by the fabulous composition by Schubert based on a poem by German poet Matthias Claudius:

Pass me by! Oh, pass me by!
Go, fierce man of bones!
I am still young! Go, rather,
And do not touch me.
And do not touch me.

Give me your hand, you beautiful and tender form!
I am a friend, and come not to punish.
Be of good cheer! I am not fierce,
Softly shall you sleep in my arms!

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