Death and the Climber

Painting by Ernst Platz (1867-1940).

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Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 11, 2011 5:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Death

Has his own alpine ax, eh?

This image is a very a poignant reminder of the seriousness of our mountain "hobby."

- Sarah

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 11, 2011 10:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Death

Death is forever.

I know this is serious, but what is Death
holding up in his right hand ?

It looks like a can of pork and beans.

hansw

hansw - Apr 12, 2011 3:22 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Death

Serious yes, and I think it fits nicely as an illustration to the subject. (I almost added a smiley but did not:) )

I was also wondering what he is holding in his hand. Some research is needed.

/Hans

lsheen

lsheen - Apr 13, 2011 4:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Death

Looks like an hour glass.

Lew

hansw

hansw - Apr 13, 2011 4:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Death

Yes, make sense.

/Hans

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Apr 13, 2011 5:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Death

Indeed, the hour glass in the hands of the Death may be the right symbol of the finite nature of man.
Cheers, Hiltrud

eriku - Apr 29, 2011 10:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Death

I believe it's an hour glass. Which indicates that time is running out.

Corvus

Corvus - Jan 7, 2012 2:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Death

The title of this opera is "Memento mori" and translated from Latin means "remember that you must die" and the hourglass makes sense.
Cheers and thanks Hans.

Marmaduke

Marmaduke - Apr 13, 2011 4:56 pm - Hasn't voted

I-Pod?

In his hand. :)

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 17, 2011 8:33 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I-Pod?

It IS shaped mysteriously like some type of
electronic gadget.

We can only guess what kind of music "Death"
listens to. Nice symbolism ..

stiles

stiles - Apr 18, 2011 11:56 pm - Hasn't voted

re: i-pod?

death metal

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 30, 2011 9:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: re: i-pod?

Hmmm .. How 'bout Mega-Death?

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