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News item image A Thing for Skulls

The first skull artwork that pops into my mind is from Van Gogh – the skull of a skeleton with burning cigarette. However he did not keep himself busy with just that symbol. Coming to modern times, there are some artists that make huge series depicting skulls. With this article we look at several artists who all use skulls in their creation and some even devote all their creation around it.

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News item image Death and Memory: Sir John Soane

Death and Memory: Soane and the Architecture of Legacy. Open until 26 March 2016. Sir John Soane Museum, London Eliza Soane - Sir John Soane’s beloved wife – died on 22 November 1815. Her heartbroken husband never entirely recovered. This exhibition commemorates 200 years since her death, and examines the effect of this personal tragedy on Soane’s life and work.

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News item image International Symposium

Only few more days to go, the final countdown for meeting up in Rio de Janeiro for the international Symposium! ALPAR in association with SINCEP and ACEMBRA, the most important Brazilian Associations of Cemeteries, have jointly decided to integrate and generate the perfect scenario to share, network and learn from different perspectives and cultures of the Cemetery and Funeral Industry in this unique International Symposium.These three leading Associations would like to invite you to join us in the emblematic city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil from November 9 to 11, 2015.

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News item image Death Masks and 3D Urns

During the 18th and 19th century it was common to make death masks. They were used for various reasons. Sometimes when human remains were unknown, therefore masks were useful for identification.

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News item image Death and Comics

With the Halloween coming up let us look at the way of dealing with mortality from a brighter and more conceptual perspective. There are some pretty creative comics around in general and also in the subject of death.

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News item image Mom Takes Photos of Her Miscarried Babies

As a funeral director you probably have come across family’s who have experienced miscarriage.The loss of a baby,if born on time or premature, I doubt the last would make it any easier – it is traumatic. One mother Mindy Raelynne Danison found her way of grieving and acceptance by taking photos of her just 8 weeks old and 5 weeks old miscarriage children.

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News item image 14 Beautiful but Deadly Flowers

Some flowers are more dangerous than you would expect. Hereby a list of 14 flower that are not only beautiful to look at but also deadly.

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