Dutch 'Vanitas' painters - can be argued as creating art as we perceive it today.

Dutch 'Vanitas' painters - can be argued as creating art as we perceive it today.

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

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

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

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

Toru Kamei’s lush works are reminiscent of vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Toru Kamei’s lush works are reminiscent of vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries.

*memento.mori*-the phrase possibly originated in ancient Rome: A general parading through the streets during a victory triumph, had following behind him a slave, tasked with reminding him that, victory is fleeting - conveying this with the warning, "Memento mori" ...or... "Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!": "Look behind you! Remember that you are but a man! Remember that you'll die!"[Tertullian/Apologeticus]

*memento.mori*-the phrase possibly originated in ancient Rome: A general parading through the streets during a victory triumph, had following behind him a slave, tasked with reminding him that, victory is fleeting - conveying this with the warning, "Memento mori" ...or... "Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!": "Look behind you! Remember that you are but a man! Remember that you'll die!"[Tertullian/Apologeticus]

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