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

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.

Toru Kamei’s lush works are reminiscent of vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Toru Kamei’s lush works are reminiscent of vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

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

Memento Mori: Art to Help You Meditate on Death and Become a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

Memento Mori: Art to Help You Meditate on Death and Become a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Still Life of Dead Birds and Cherries

Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Still Life of Dead Birds and Cherries

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.

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