Still Life with Skull by artist Bohumil Kubista, 1912.
Austrian actress Tilla Durieux as mythical witch Circe offering the tainted cup, painted by Franz von Stuck, 1913.
Hungarian photographer István Kerny and his wife re-enact the story of Judith and Holofernes, 1912.
Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910 (reworked 1915), oil on canvas.
Illustration by Edmund J. Sullivan for Quatrain 48 of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, First Version (as translated by Edward Fitzgerald), published 1913.
“No Hallowe’en Without a Jack-o’-Lantern,” from The Book of Hallowe’en by Ruth Edna Kelley, the first book-length history of the holiday,1919.
The spirit Ariel in The Tempest, illustrated by Louis John Rhead for Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, 1918 (via Otherness).
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