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danse macabre

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fresco at pisa--death'striumph-- sin cases suffering (have to be saved through faith)
space is symbolic not realistic. ~1350 the act of painting tells story, teaches lesson. not painterly, per se




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BLACK DEATH IN LIT

Changes stories—people write what they know, more realism=Chaucer!!!!!
Changes motifs-dance of death, (danse macabre) plague doctor images
4 horsemen, “bona mors” the good death
memento mori—three living and three dead
changes forms=allegory, story of common man (Chaucer), story cycles with theme of death
CHAUCER: Pardoner's Tale--traditional tale, refers to plague. moral ofthe story: money root of all evil, bad times here to stay