dying, death and endings


pictures to promote discussion about dying, death and endings


Laura Asleep, David Hockney 1997

Hockney painted this picture of his mother, Laura as if she was on her death bed. Along with many other paintings by Hockney thins on display at Salts Mill in Saltaire.


Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning 'remember you must die. In Victorian times if a child died it was common practice for families to have a photo taken with the dead child, often taken as if the child was still alive.

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