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CaptionIn the arts vanitas is a type of symbolic work of art especially associated with still life painting in Flanders and the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries though also common in other places and periods. 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. Ecclesiastes 1:2;12:8 from the Bible is often quoted in conjunction with this term. ---- --- --- From the Renaissance such motifs gradually became more indirect and as the still-life genre became popular found a home there. Paintings executed in the vanitas style were meant to remind viewers of the transience of life the futility of pleasure and the certainty of death. They also provided a moral justification for many paintings of attractive objects. --- --- --- Common vanitas symbols include skulls which are a reminder of the certainty of death; rotten fruit which symbolizes decay; bubbles which symbolize the brevity of life and suddenness of death; smoke watches and hourglasses which symbolize the brevity of life; and musical instruments which symbolize brevity and the ephemeral nature of life. Fruit flowers and butterflies can be interpreted in the same way and a peeled lemon as well as accompanying seafood was like life attractive to look at but bitter to taste. _________________ Antonio de Pereda [ca. 1611-January 30 1678]was a Spanish Baroque-era painter best known for his still lifes.
HeadlineIn the arts vanitas is a type of symbolic work of art especially associated with still life painting in Flanders and the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th centuries
Keywordspride skulls
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Vanitas
CreditKunsthistorisches-Museum
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanitas

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