"The Future Eaters"

"The Future Eaters"

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

Edwaert Collier (Países Bajos, 1642-1708). Vanitas, natura morta con teschio, 1663 (detail).

Edwaert Collier (Países Bajos, 1642-1708). Vanitas, natura morta con teschio, 1663 (detail).

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.

Vanitas met viool en kaars. De schedel staat voor sterfelijkheid. De kaars staat voor sterfelijkheid en verwelking: de kaars brandt, totdat hij opgaat. De viool staat voor muziek.

Vanitas met viool en kaars. De schedel staat voor sterfelijkheid. De kaars staat voor sterfelijkheid en verwelking: de kaars brandt, totdat hij opgaat. De viool staat voor muziek.

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.

Still Life with a Skull by Philippe de Champaigne, 1671. The three essentials of existence: life, death, and time.

Memento Mori Art

Still Life with a Skull by Philippe de Champaigne, 1671. The three essentials of existence: life, death, and time.

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

Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700  Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700 Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.

I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.

I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.

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