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Published by Hieronymus Cock 1550 (circa) Vanitas; a large skull and a sleeping putto in an architectural framework Etching

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UNTITLED still life photograph by CheechSanchez 2014

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Mortality symbolism; the soap bubble “Homo bulla” / “Man is a bubble”… Soap bubbles in “Vanitas” symbolize the brevity and frailty of life as well as the suddenness of death. (Above:) Quis Evadet? (Who will be spared?) Vanitas; allegory of transience; a putti, whole-length, blowing bubbles and astride a skull; at left, a vase of flowers and at right a smoking urn; by Hendrick Goltzius; first state before address of Claes Jansz Visscher. (Below:) Juan de Vald...

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

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"I am Vanitas." ||| Vanitas ||| Vanitas no Carte Colored Manga by emmikin on Tumblr

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http://mystical-wonders.tumblr.com/post/40509119481

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Sacred Love Versus Profane Love (1602–03) by Giovanni Baglione. Intended as an attack on his hated enemy, the artist Caravaggio, it shows a boy (hinting at Caravaggio's homosexuality) on one side, a devil with Caravaggio's face on the other, and between an angel representing pure, meaning non-erotic, love.

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THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull

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A Vanitas Still Life, by Pieter Claesz.

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