I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.
"The Future Eaters"
Edwaert Collier - Vanitas: Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull (detail)
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.
Texture & color
I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead, — who yet live and speak excellently in their works...Still Life by Hannah Combs.
Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)
Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century
ANIMAL ART | Owl Art 2
THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull
vanitas and food
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
Vanitas Still-life with Flowers and Insects (2008) | Toru Kamei #skull
Bones and more