Vanitas Still Life

Vanitas still life paintings come with a powerful message: that our lives are fleeting and we should make the most of it while we can. A human skull is often (but not always!) prominently featured to reinforce the message of mortality. Although this genre was most popular several hundred years ago, fine examples are being produced even today. Photographic still life falls outside the scope of this board. It includes paintings only.
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A sixteenth-century vanitas painting, Florentine School; inscribed with the Latin motto 'respice finem'/'reflect on the end'.

c Poison Was the Cure, Florentine School

Simon Renard de Saint-André (Francia, 1613-1677). Vanitas. Musee des Beaux-Arts, Marseille.

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David Bailly, 1640s - - - Vanitas Still Life

David Bailly, Vanitas Still Life x cm Oil on panel Collection of Alfred and Isabel Bader, Milwaukee

Vanitas, c. 16th century ~ Attributed to Pieter-Symonsz Potter…

Vanitas, c. century ~ Attributed to Pieter-Symonsz Potter…

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stilllifequickheart: Edward Collier Vanitas Still Life 1693

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Franciscus Gysbrechts o Franciscus Gijsbrechts (Bélgica, 1649-1676). Vanitas.

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Vanitas Stilleven is de vergankelijk (wat niet blijvend is), ijdel en leegheid van het leven. Bijvoorbeeld: schedels en verwelkte bloemen. En daar is dit plaatje een voorbeeld van.

Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Vanitas, ca.

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Antonio de Pereda (1611-1678), VANITAS (1640s), canvas, 31 x 317 cm. Zaragoza, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes.

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Gossaert Jan, Mabuse (dit) (vers 1478-1532) Dyptyque deJean Carondelet

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Vanitas stilleven met boeken anoniem 1633 Rijksmuseum

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Trompe l’oeil with Studio Wall and Vanitas Still Life — Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts

Trompe l'Oeil with Studio Wall and Vanitas Still-Life ~ Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts 1668