Halloween is finally here! To celebrate this occasion, Folia Magazine offers you a collection of illuminations from a bizarre French manuscript titled "Danse Macabre" and containing the text from La danse macabre - a mural painted in the Cimetière des Innocents in Paris in 1424. The book is lavishly decorated, with the main, large illuminations portraying a total of thirty men and thirty-six women — all dancing with skeletons. The result? Images that may be a little macabre, but even amusing at times!
The volume has been digitized in its entirety and is now available online on the BnF website; here are our favorite illuminations, but we strongly recommend you visit the link to admire them all!