Dance Macabre, or Dance of Death, or Taniec Śmierci was popular motive in paintings in the middle ages. It served as a reminder that we are all mortal and our position on Earth means nothing after death. Typically Dance Macabre presented people of all social strata dancing together with the skeletons of their own bodies. In Poland the best known painting is in Bernardines Church in Krakow, but it is late work from Baroque only. One of the earliest frescos still preserved are in France in a village of Kermaria. They are in the 800 years old Kermaria an Iskuit Chapel.
Here is the chapel exterior and part of Dance Macabre fresco in the interior.
Were you allowed to take a photo of such an old fresco using a flashlight?
I was surprised too, there were no restrictions at all. What is more the 'onwatcher' (local elderly lady) when learned I am Polish, she asked me if I have noticed there is leaflet presented in my language about history of the chapel. Indeed I overlooked it!