Same As It Ever Was!

December 23, 2008

It’s 470 years since Hans Holbein published his ‘Dance of Death’ series of images and fuck all has changed for the majority of humanity. The following print is called The Magistrate and it just goes to show that they were as bent then as they are now…

magistrate

It depicts a demon blowing corruption into the ear of a magistrate, who has turned his back on a poor man, whilst he is in close conversation with another person, to whose story he seems emphatically attentive. Death at his feet with an hour-glass and spade.

So what’s new?


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