[aras-image:3Md.029,,8,250,319,Etruscan wall painting]
|The final image of the dance of Death in Bergman's film 'The Seventh Seal' is in contrast to this. Death has appeared throughout the film as a relentless, brooding, unavoidable presence. But in the last scene the simple visionary little pedlar sees on the distant morning hills, outlined against the sky, Death dancing with pipes leading in dance all those he took with him from the castle the night before.
In the Etruscan tombs too, there are many scenes of dancing. The energy and vitality of the figures is striking. The image is not at all a negative one