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Vorobiev Oak Tree Painting

Memento Mori Monday | Maksim Vorobyov | Oak Fractured by Lightning (an allegory on his wife’s death)

Oak Fractured by Lightning is an allegorical painting by Russian landscape painter Maksim Nikiforovich Vorobyov (Максим Никифорович Воробьёв) of the death of his wife. The thick, tempestuous dark clouds symbolize the painter’s misery and anguish at the death of his wife, while the sudden flash of lightning reminds us of how quick death can strike. …

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  “For every individual, the whole complex business of living, this whole fascinating, agonizing, thrilling, boring, reassuring and frightening business, with all its moments of simple peace and complex turmoil, will someday, inescapably, end.” — Ernest Becker Recommended reading: Ernest Becker’s Unflinching Examination of How the Fear of Death is Secretly Controlling Your Life ***A …

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