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Memento Mori Photography

from Financial Times

Links between the Renaissance cabinet of curiosities and contemporary artists’ works

Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT

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from Mírame y sé color

Robert Mapplethorpe

Skull, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1988, printed 1990, 476x470cm - Tate / National Galleries of Scotland

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Postmortem photography or memento mori, the photographing of a deceased person, was a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries. ...