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Vanitas Vanitatum

New narrative still life paintings and drawings by graphic artist David Cahill. Check out more images at his portfolio website

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Tiny skulls from jewellery designer Shinji Nakaba, which are all crafted out of pearls.

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'Still Life: An Allegory of the Vanities of Human Life', 1640 by Harmen Steenwyck (1612-1656)

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THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull

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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.

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Caravaggio (Italian, 1573-1610). "Still Life with Skull." A common symbol of vanitas- a reminder of the certainty of death.

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Celebrate Bold Women With These Brilliantly Macabre Stories

Love this sketch of the body opening up to show it's anatomy and I am inspired by this idea with my own art

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Art prints: 30 awesome and modern artworks we should buy now

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