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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.

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)

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

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.

Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)

Memento Mori Art

Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)

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

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.

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.

Contrast, texture, layers, depth, soft, reflective

Contrast, texture, layers, depth, soft, reflective

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.

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

Dead flowers  If I use plates for my idea I would like to have a full place setting of them and set up a table like display as an instillation. I think dead flowers would further push my concept that I have in mind.

Dead flowers If I use plates for my idea I would like to have a full place setting of them and set up a table like display as an instillation. I think dead flowers would further push my concept that I have in mind.

Audrey Flack, Wheel of Fortune, 1977-78

Audrey Flack, Wheel of Fortune, 1977-78

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

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

Vanitas

Vanitas