WGNO-TV features Death Comes to the Banquet Table as Halloween feature

As a Halloween feature, WGNO-TV, the ABC affiliate in New Orleans, interviewed Tracy Kennan, Curator of Education, about a macabre 17th-century painting by Giovanni Martinelli. Death Comes to the Banquet Table is an example of a memento mori, or a reminder that life is nothing but borrowed time. Watch the segment by clicking the image below.

Giovanni Martinelli, Death Comes to the Banquet Table, c. 1630-1640, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mrs. William G. Helis, Sr., in memory of her husband, 56.57


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