• "Five minutes to midnight", Ambrotype 8x10", 2016

  • "The irresistible charm of vanitas", Ambrotype 8x10", 2017

  • "Untitled Vanitas", Ambrotype 8x10", 2016

  • "Untitled Vanitas", Ambrotype 8x10", 2017

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity

The contrast between growth and passing away is a central subject of the "Vanitas" still lifes. Death was seen as a motivator to live a good, meaningful, and fullfilled life.

To help men remember death, art uses skulls, skeletons, and other symbols of death and transience: torn books, overturned candleholders, clocks, rotten fruits, dried flowers, notes, music instruments, dices and playcards.
Morbid relicts to remenber that all things on earth have a limited time. Even the earth itself...

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