back
Welcome to Hell! 🔥
This week, we chose to shiver with fear. With this special playlist for Halloween, Art Explora Academy offers you a ride in hell! Discover how artists have sought to represent death and let Bosch’s demons give a glimpse into the afterlife…

Damien Hirst explores the universal symbolism of the skull, and the futility of decorating them to make death more palatable. Damien and curator Colin McEwan compare this approach to Meso-American cultures where mosaic skulls allude to both death and life.


Content produced by :
The British Museum

On the agenda
video - 2:40
Aztec skulls and spin painting: Damien Hirst’s Cornucopia
By: British Museum
video - 4:54
Birds and death in paintings
By: The National Gallery
video - 6:20
Hell in 6 Minutes: The Underworld in Different Mythologies Explained
By: Curious Muse
video - 6:41
Know the Artist: Hieronymus Bosch
By: Several Circles
video - 16:33
Hieronymus Bosch, The Garden of Earthly Delights
By: Great Art Explained
video - 4:34
Five spooky paintings
By: Accessible art history