Still Life with a Skull by Philippe de Champaigne, 1671. The three essentials of existence: life, death, and time.

Memento Mori Art

Philippe de Champaigne - Vanitas Still Life with a Tulip, Skull and Hour-Glass - Fine Art Reproduction, individual art card

Contrast, texture, layers, depth, soft, reflective

taking the typically fearsome and dark motif of the skull, and putting it…

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 I found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 still life Vanitas Skull

Simon Renard de Saint-Andre - Vanitas

Collected Maxims and Other Reflections (Oxford World's Classics) Author : Francois de La Rochefoucauld

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

Pieter Claesz - Vanitas Still Life. Still life was often presented with Vanity. Here we see the skull for example.

Edwaert Collier (Países Bajos, 1642-1708). Vanitas, natura morta con teschio, 1663 (detail).

Vanitas - Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull by Edwaert Collier c. 1643 - 1710 via The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700  Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700 Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

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

☆ Still Life -::- Artist Kevin Best ☆ -- more tattoo inspiration on the memento mori theme.

Cornelis van der Meulen  Vanitas Still Life  1688

Cornelis van der Meulen* A Vanitas Still Life of a Skull, a guttering Candle, a tortoiseshell Mirror, a Book, a Statue and a pack of Cards

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

Vanitas Painting: Still Lifes with Biblical Message - Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life National Gallery, London. By Harmen van Steenwyck, the leading exponent of vanitas painting, one of the rare types of art associated with Protestantism.

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