Staying Alive: The Varieties of Immortality

Jason K. Swedene

Ordered List of Artwork relevant to the 2009 edition of Staying Alive

Chapter One

 

Chapter One

 

Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991.

 

 

Francisco Goya, Executions of the Third of May, 1808

 

 

 

El Greco’s Burial of Count Orgaz

 

 

 

Henry VIII by Hans Holbein

 

Plan for tomb of Julius II by Michelangelo, 1505.

 

 

 

Terra Cotta Army created under emperor Chin discovered in this century, but dating back over 2500 years.

 

 

Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

 

 

 

Nicolas Poussin, I Too Once Dwelled in Arcady

 

 

 

Chapter Two

 

A Symposium Fresco from the Tomb of the Diver, c. 475BCE 

 

 

J. B. Regnault, Socrates Tears Alcibiades from the Embrace of Sensual Pleasure, 1791

 

 

 

Chapter Three

 

Jan Vermeer, The Art of Painting

 

Sandro Botticelli, Adoration of the Magi

 

 

Aegina Warrior (West Pediment: Parthenon)

 

Euripides, Orestes Papyrus

 

 

Leonardo Da Vinci, Last Supper

 

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain

 

 

Roettgen Pieta

 

 

Chapter Four

 

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain

 

 

Raphael, Transfiguration

 

Vermeer, The Art of Painting

 

Qutb Minar, India

 

 

Vendome Column, France

 

Portrait of a Couple, Pompeii

 

Chartres Cathedral, France

 

Raphael, School of Athens

 

 

Picasso, Bull’s Head

 

 

Gino Severini, Armored Train in Action

 

 

Francisco Goya, Third of May 1808

 

 

Jacques Louis David, Oath of the Horatii

 

 

Edouard Manet, The Execution of Emperor Maximilian

 

Edouard Manet, Olympia

 

Titian, Venus of Urbino

 

 

Michelangelo, Sistine Ceiling

 

 

Khufu, Great Pyramid

 

Chapter Six

 

Aubrey de Grey lecture

 

Aurora Tithonus (20K)

Tithonus Dazzled by the Crowning of Aurora.
Francesco Solimena Italian, 1704


Chapter Seven

 

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 

Ramses II, relief

 

Ramses II, in death

 

Kouros from Sounion

 

New York Kouros

 

Ptoon Kouros

 

 

Auxerre Kore

 

Peplos Kore

 

Parthenon