barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Memento Mori

Exploring Death and Dying Through Art

Artists have always explored death and dying through their art, producing both literal and metaphorical depictions of this universal human theme.

Through guided looking, response and group discussion this workshop will use selected works from the Barber’s art collection to encourage reflection, questioning and conversation around death and dying.  

Led by Jane Nicol, School of Nursing, University of Birmingham and Jen Ridding, Learning and Engagement Manager, The Barber Institute.

Part of A Matter of Life and Death Festival & Dying Matters Awareness Week.

 

Jan van Goyen (1596-1656)

A Village Scene

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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770)

Zaphyrus and Flora

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Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693)

Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

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ascribed to Pietro Antonio Novelli (1729-1804)

A Music Party

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