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Vanitas vanitatum

This is a photographic image, showing what happens when Apples decay. The use of dark background, dark lighting and dark surface that contrasts with the green decaying apple emphasises a sort of death theme in this image. As decay symbolises death.

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

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Vanitas - the art of death

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A Montage of Photographic Florals - Ben Giles, Ashkan Honarvar & Valeria Alevra

A Montage of Photographic Florals Ben Giles, Ashkan Honarvar & Valeria Alevra inspiration

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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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Tiny skulls from jewellery designer Shinji Nakaba, which are all crafted out of pearls.

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The Mighty Penn

irving penn still life *using fruits out of the bottom of the fridge* lol

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this picture is surreal because it is showing a teen loosing pieces from his face. This shows that he is either dying or falling apart. I choose this picture because it is the most satisfying and surreal one i could find. - Jorge Figueroa Block D.

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Real Skeleton Butterfly. Cabinet of Curiosity Science Oddity

Real Skeleton Butterfly Cabinet of Curiosity by BugUnderGlass, $56.00

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Artodyssey: Audrey Flack

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