Rosary from 1500-25. Each bead of the rosary represents the bust of a well-fed burgher or maiden on one side, and a skeleton on the other. The terminals, even more graphically, show the head of a deceased man, with half the image eaten away from decay. Such images served as reminders that life is fleeting and that leading a virtuous life as a faithful Christian is key to salvation.Source: Rosary [German] (17.190.306) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History |
Japanese Poster: The Garden of Parco. Washio Tomoyuki / Shoji Uchiyama. 2013 | The Gurafiku archive of Japanese graphic design is a collection of visual research surveying the history of graphic design in Japan.