Bones and butterflies. While skulls and bones represent our mortality in still life works, the butterfly is representative of the soul or resurrection.

VANITAS [noun] in art, a genre of still-life painting that flourished in the Netherlands in the early century. A vanitas painting contains collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of.

Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century

vanité à la chouette (artist unknown) at the musée des beaux-arts de dijon

Stilleven met bloemen in een glazen vaas, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, 1650 With love, Anne -

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, 1650 - 1683 - Garden of Eden-Collected Works of Patty Struik - All Rijksstudio's - Rijksstudio - Rijksmuseum

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