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"The Future Eaters"

"The Future Eaters"

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Simon Renard de Saint-Andre - Vanitas

Simon Renard de Saint-Andre - Vanitas

"15 still life photography ideas that will blow your mind."   I've already attempted at most of these but subject matter & composition are endless with possibilities!

"15 still life photography ideas that will blow your mind." I've already attempted at most of these but subject matter & composition are endless with possibilities!

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

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

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.

This is a photographic image, showing what happens when Apples decay. The use of dark background, dark lighting and dark surface that contrasts with the green decaying apple emphasises a sort of death theme in this image. As decay symbolises death.

This is a photographic image, showing what happens when Apples decay. The use of dark background, dark lighting and dark surface that contrasts with the green decaying apple emphasises a sort of death theme in this image. As decay symbolises death.

*memento.mori*-the phrase possibly originated in ancient Rome: A general parading through the streets during a victory triumph, had following behind him a slave, tasked with reminding him that, victory is fleeting - conveying this with the warning, "Memento mori" ...or... "Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!": "Look behind you! Remember that you are but a man! Remember that you'll die!"[Tertullian/Apologeticus]

*memento.mori*-the phrase possibly originated in ancient Rome: A general parading through the streets during a victory triumph, had following behind him a slave, tasked with reminding him that, victory is fleeting - conveying this with the warning, "Memento mori" ...or... "Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!": "Look behind you! Remember that you are but a man! Remember that you'll die!"[Tertullian/Apologeticus]

Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century

Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century

Vanitas on Behance

Vanitas on Behance

VANITAS (1543) by HANS HOLBEIN the Younger (Artist. German Northern Renaissance Painter

VANITAS (1543) by HANS HOLBEIN the Younger (Artist. German Northern Renaissance Painter

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, 1565–1629). Vanitas Still Life, 1603. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charles B. Curtis, Marquand, Victor Wilbour Memorial, and The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Funds, 1974 (1974.1)

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, 1565–1629). Vanitas Still Life, 1603. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charles B. Curtis, Marquand, Victor Wilbour Memorial, and The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Funds, 1974 (1974.1)

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