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 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

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

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

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

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.

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

Memento Mori Art

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

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 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.

Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700  Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700 Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Vanitas

Vanitas

Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century

Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, 1565–1629). Vanitas Still Life, 1603. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charles B. Curtis, Marquand, Victor Wilbour Memorial, and The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Funds, 1974 (1974.1)

Jacques de Gheyn II (Netherlandish, 1565–1629). Vanitas Still Life, 1603. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Charles B. Curtis, Marquand, Victor Wilbour Memorial, and The Alfred N. Punnett Endowment Funds, 1974 (1974.1)

( OPC-I really like this photo because it looks old and also because all of the butterflies on the outside of the glass adds some little bits of detailed colour. )

( OPC-I really like this photo because it looks old and also because all of the butterflies on the outside of the glass adds some little bits of detailed colour. )

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas  I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away.  MT

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT

VANITAS (1543) by HANS HOLBEIN the Younger (Artist. German Northern Renaissance Painter

VANITAS (1543) by HANS HOLBEIN the Younger (Artist. German Northern Renaissance Painter

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