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