Death in Art

Drama in the Tombs: Cemetery Theater Takes Center Stage

America is divided. Cremations are up, burials are down, and one group of people appears to be running from cemeteries…

2 years ago

My Rock n Roll Dad: A Unique Story of Remembrance

The year is 1969. Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. have recently been assassinated. Riots have swept many…

4 years ago

Beware! Beware the Ides of March

Well, it's that day again: March 15. Also known as the Ides of March, we're supposed to beware. Why? What's…

5 years ago

Nola Death Tête-à-tête – Pirate’s Alley Artist Nathan Durapau

I was born and raised in Mexico. My parents were missionaries and I spent the first 12 years of my…

5 years ago

Artist James Gurney Issues A Grave Challenge

Dinotopia artist, James Gurney, is challenging artists to get outside and into the graveyard. Participants will submit their entries on…

5 years ago

Dylan Thomas and That Good Night

Had Dylan Thomas lived he would have turned 100 on October 27th, 2014. He died on November 9, 1953 in…

6 years ago

Photographing The Toughest Of Moments With Shaun Connell

There is something special about UK-based photographer Shaun Connell's work. It could be the lighting, the expression that is captured at…

6 years ago

How Do You Feel About Being Turned Into Compost When You Die?

Would you want to be turned into compost when you die? You may soon have that option.  With her Urban Death Project,…

6 years ago

Afraid To Talk About Death? This Exhibit Might Change Your Mind

Afraid To Talk About Death? This Exhibit Might Change Your Mind By NEAL CHARNOFF, VPR News It’s natural that people,…

6 years ago

Death on the Streets of New Orleans, with a futuristic pirate type individual named “You Who”

I found You Who squatting over a row of trash bags on Royal Street, picking through shiny gold and purple…

7 years ago

The Distance Between Art and Death – An Interview with Visual Artist Susan Silas

There is something sacred about taking a walk, seeing the places others have seen, following in the footsteps of another’s…

7 years ago

The Act of Killing, and the 3 Most Frightening and Surreal Best Documentary Oscars From Years Past

The Oscars are coming up and few who saw the film will likely be surprised that The Act of Killing…

7 years ago

Thought You Had A Scary Halloween Costume? Return of the “Plague Doctor” Mask

One of the scariest costumes of all time seems to be staging a comeback: the plague doctor. Plague doctors tended…

7 years ago

Imagine A Future Where We Record Our Own Deaths On Tiny Video Cameras Implanted In Our Foreheads

What will it be like to live in a world where we all record our own deaths on tiny video…

7 years ago

How Do You Clean a Skull? – Interview with Son of a Skeleton Tycoon

Not only is there a company called Skulls Unlimited International, they even have their own museum! (more…)

8 years ago