Danza Macabra

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Pauline S
Oxford, UK113 contributions
Very macabre
Sep 2016 • Couples
The museum is by the Basilica and the whole place seems to have a slightly macabre tone - the total is well worth a visit.
Written October 5, 2016
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Valsy
Scotland , UK16 contributions
wow
May 2015
totally fascinating place to visit. Stayed in Bergamo and it,s quite easy to go for the day by public transport. Clusone is definately worth taking the time to see. Also the Basillca and the famous Clusone clock
Written January 10, 2016
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Arnell A
West Chicago, IL38 contributions
Charming town with fresco art and an ancient clock tower which you can enjoy while strolling
Apr 2015
With our tour group (researching ancient Tarot and esoteric art) we visited Clusone to view unusual medieval frescos painted on buildings around town which you can enjoy simply by taking a long stroll. The most famous frescos are found together: Triumph of Death and Dance of Death by Giacomo Borlone de Buschis in 1485 (painted on the outer, front wall of the ‘Oratorio dei Disciplini). Nearby, next to City Hall, you can also find an impressive astrological clock tower from 1583 (which still works!) and other beautiful works steeped in history and lore. This town is a great day trip and can be reached by bus or car (parking below and walking up hill). There are a few nice eateries too. You might imagine you fell into a fairytale with all the lovely, ancient buildings with charming frescos and cobblestone pathways. Highly recommended if you're into mysterious, symbolic or iconic Renaissance art.
Written January 9, 2016
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Martina T
Fenis, Italy48 contributions
Friends
Dec 2014 • Friends
This is the oldest "death dance" in Europe, very well preserved and located in a beautiful square near the basilica of Clusone. To see.
Written August 27, 2015
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442maxd
Province of Milan, Italy371 contributions
Mysterious Picture, The Dance of Death
Aug 2015 • Family
The entire picture from disturbing facets have a pentagonal structure and was considered one of the most macabre performances worthy of interest in Europe. With the expanded oratory some scenes have been destroyed.
The picture is divided into three stages. The Triumph of Death, the Conference of the dead and the three living and the Dance of Death. Underlying the picture, it is the last judgment of which remains very little but where you can see a beast that devours the souls of the condemned.
In Triumph Death as a skeleton, with head a crown and a cape over his shoulders, judges and it punishes killing all those who implore her forgiveness by offering unnecessary money and jewelry.
The meeting of the three dead and the three living, lies beneath the Arc de Triomphe to the left. Three riders they encounter during their journey three living dead who remembers the phrase "What will be you, we are now. Who will forget us, forgets himself."
The macabre dance occupies the lower band with a representation of a macabre dance of the skeletons and men less visible and more common, as a woman with a mirror punished for his vanity, a farmer, a landlord, a soldier, a merchant holding a purse of money.
Written August 24, 2015
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sfbabroad
Eastbourne, UK49 contributions
A stark but fascinating fresco
Jul 2015
Wow - this is impressive. It is a fresco on the covered exterior of a church ( so can be viewed at any time ) The large top part shows three huge grinning skeletons standing on a coffin containing a dead Pope and a dead King who are intertwined with snakes and scorpions. To the left death is being offered bribes by the clergy but they are being cut down by arrows. To the right ordinary people also offer bribes to stay alive but they are being shot with a very early representation of a gun. The fresco shows that death takes you who ever you are and that no amount of bribery will change your ultimate destiny. Underneath is a panel showing various people of various occupations doing a conga with skeletons. Unique and if you like medieval or ecclesiastical history this is a must-see.
Written July 20, 2015
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russellsammut
Malta63 contributions
Death is for all
Aug 2014
Basically its an open air fresco, in which death dances with people from all walks of life, thus death is for everyone regardless of class money and position. Its located on the side of a small church's piazza perched on top of a hill with open valley views... Ironically when I was there, a funeral was taking place.
Written July 8, 2015
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Albert C
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Oct 2014 • Friends
A quite provocative fresco in adequately good condition on the outer wall of a small church on the side of the very large cathedral.
Written October 13, 2014
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