Info about the
Memento Mori Motto
popular Latin phrase or motto "Memento Mori" is used
to encapsulate the beliefs,
inspiration, interests or ideals of a person or a group of people.
"Memento Mori" has a tradition in art that dates back to antiquity
and various images such as skulls as a symbol of death are used to
remind people of their own mortality. Venetian painters in the
1700's created moral allegories for their patrons, and "memento mori"
was used as a common theme.
It is also interesting to note
that the Puritan in Colonial America used frequently depicted winged
skulls and skeletons on tomb stones as a reminder to the living that
everyone must eventually die.