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Guyot Marchand: Danse Macabre [Aug. 27th, 2004|08:12 am]
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It is Guyot Marchand, a publisher, who preserves Jean Gerson's poem, and imprints of the frescos accompanying it. The danse macabre of the cemetery of the church of the Innocent is saved from total disappearance. The mass graves and the ossuary are demolished 1554 to make room for a wide avenue. The cemetery itself disappears in 1780 when it is determined that the health problems of some residents of the district can be traced to soil tainted by decomposition. All the bones are moved by night and deposited over a three years period in the catacombs underneath the city of Paris. What remains for posterity are the Parisian macabre dance images printed using blocks of wood thoroughly notched to allow the reprinting of the images and text.


(page in French and English)

[User Picture]From: bandarug
2004-08-27 08:11 am (UTC)
ya, I know.
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From: jevine
2004-08-27 08:15 am (UTC)
Porque eres un 'scholarr'.
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