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Death and the Maiden was a common theme in Renaissance art, especially in painting. It was developed from the Dance of Death theme and the myth of Persephone and Hades. The theme consists of a personified death figure and a "maiden". The new element was an erotic subtext. A prominent representative is Hans Baldung Grien.

The motif was picked up again in romantic art, a prominent example being Franz Schubert's lied Der Tod und das Mädchen.

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