Life, it has often been said, is art. Yet for those who dedicate their lives towards both the abstract concepts and deep concealments that dominate the artistic landscape, the spectre of death is often far more pertinent and reflective in their works than the naturally dwindling energy of the mortal coil. Death is a reliable constant in a world of chaos and when one who makes a living projecting emotional conflicts in to the physical world (for that is surely what an artist does), it is only natural that when the shadow of death draws near your work begins to reflect as such.
So let’s take a look at the final works of famous artistic figures from throughout history and reflect (as they must have either knowingly or unknowingly done so) upon the final brush stroke in the tapestry of their lives work:
Caravaggio (1571-1610) – The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula (1610)