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).

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.

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

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.

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

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

Still Life With a Skull.  Philippe de Champaigne Vanitas, 1671.  Three essentials of existence: life, death and time.

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Still Life With a Skull. Philippe de Champaigne Vanitas, 1671. Three essentials of existence: life, death and time.

Audrey Flack, Wheel of Fortune, 1977-78

Audrey Flack, Wheel of Fortune, 1977-78

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.

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.

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

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