I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.
Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007
Concept - Vanitas Still Life
"The Future Eaters"
Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)
Edwaert Collier - Vanitas: Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull (detail)
Pieter Claesz (Amberes, 1597-1660). Vanitas Still Life, c. 1630
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 by Barthel Bruyn the Elder (1493 - 1555)
All Thee Skull Deadheads
Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century
ANIMAL ART | Owl Art 2