Vanitas

Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007

from the vanitas series by Guido Mocafico (b. an Italian-Swiss photographer living in France.

Edwaert Collier (Países Bajos, 1642-1708). Vanitas, natura morta con teschio, 1663 (detail).

Vanitas - Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull by Edwaert Collier c. 1643 - 1710 via The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo

Still Life with a Skull by Philippe de Champaigne, 1671. The three essentials of existence: life, death, and time.

Memento Mori Art

Philippe de Champaigne - Vanitas Still Life with a Tulip, Skull and Hour-Glass

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.

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