Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Memento Mori Art

Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674) More

I really like how this has such hard and intense way of showing death with the skull, yet the most delicate way of showing the opposite. Butterflies are so innocent and pure, such a drastic jump from a skull. I think they work really well together in this situation.  MT

I really like how this has such hard and intense way of showing death with the skull, yet the most delicate way of showing the opposite. Butterflies are so innocent and pure, such a drastic jump from a skull. I think they work really well together in this situation. MT

Ecclesiastes 12:11-13 (KJ21) 11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the master builders, which are given from one Shepherd. 12 And further, my son, by these words be admonished: of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness to the flesh. 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 12:11-13 (KJ21) 11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the master builders, which are given from one Shepherd. 12 And further, my son, by these words be admonished: of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness to the flesh. 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Edwaert Collier. Detail from Vanitas, 1663

Edwaert Collier. Detail from Vanitas, 1663

Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, Steenwyck

Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life, Steenwyck

I cant exactly pin point why I like it, it is just eerie, and cool.

I cant exactly pin point why I like it, it is just eerie, and cool.

Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007

Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007

Pieter Claesz (Amberes, 1597-1660). Vanitas Still Life, c. 1630

Pieter Claesz (Amberes, 1597-1660). Vanitas Still Life, c. 1630

color | contrast | texture | pattern | layout | style | photography | "Specimen"

color | contrast | texture | pattern | layout | style | photography | "Specimen"

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas  I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away.  MT

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT

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