Dutch 'Vanitas' painters - can be argued as creating art as we perceive it today.

Dutch 'Vanitas' painters - can be argued as creating art as we perceive it today.

New narrative still life paintings and drawings by graphic artist David Cahill. Check out more images at his portfolio website crunchypencil.com

New narrative still life paintings and drawings by graphic artist David Cahill. Check out more images at his portfolio website crunchypencil.com

Edwaert Collier - Vanitas: Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull (detail)

Edwaert Collier - Vanitas: Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull (detail)

Vanitas met viool en kaars. De schedel staat voor sterfelijkheid. De kaars staat voor sterfelijkheid en verwelking: de kaars brandt, totdat hij opgaat. De viool staat voor muziek.

Vanitas met viool en kaars. De schedel staat voor sterfelijkheid. De kaars staat voor sterfelijkheid en verwelking: de kaars brandt, totdat hij opgaat. De viool staat voor muziek.

MusicArt "THE  FUTURE  EATERS". Vanitas by Kevin Best  Kevin Best (1932-2012), australian painter. Símbolos que suelen encontrarse en las vanidades son: la fruta pasada, que simboliza la decadencia como en senescencia; las burbujas, que simbolizan la brevedad de la vida y lo repentino de la muerte; humo, relojes, y relojes de arena, que simbolizan la brevedad de la vida; e instrumentos musicales, símbolos de la brevedad y la naturaleza efímera de la vida.

MusicArt "THE FUTURE EATERS". Vanitas by Kevin Best Kevin Best (1932-2012), australian painter. Símbolos que suelen encontrarse en las vanidades son: la fruta pasada, que simboliza la decadencia como en senescencia; las burbujas, que simbolizan la brevedad de la vida y lo repentino de la muerte; humo, relojes, y relojes de arena, que simbolizan la brevedad de la vida; e instrumentos musicales, símbolos de la brevedad y la naturaleza efímera de la vida.

Still Life With a Skull.  Philippe de Champaigne Vanitas, 1671.  Three essentials of existence: life, death and time.

Memento Mori Art

Still Life With a Skull. Philippe de Champaigne Vanitas, 1671. Three essentials of existence: life, death and time.

I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.

I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.

THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull

THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull

Silence.  Le Monde d'Hermès n°61  Photo:  Julia Hetta. This reminds me of my daughters art, such an incredible eye it takes to paint glass and water

Silence. Le Monde d'Hermès n°61 Photo: Julia Hetta. This reminds me of my daughters art, such an incredible eye it takes to paint glass and water

Simon Renard de Saint-Andre - Vanitas

Simon Renard de Saint-Andre - Vanitas

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