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vanitas

(ˈvænɪˌtæs)
n
a type of Dutch symbolic still life painting common in the 16th and 17th centuries

vanitas

A still life art form developed in the seventeenth century to reflect the transience of life. Usually depictions of such objects as dead flowers, skulls, hourglasses, etc.
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Dawn and Ester, who moved in with her pal and her family at Warford Hall in Great Warford in the ninth series, were spotted outside Vanitas Bar at Manchester Hall as they filmed series 10.
Guests can enjoy a variety of restaurants to dine at, including Vanitas , a neoclassical Italian restaurant and Enigma , a contemporary, Persian experience.
Abraham Susenier Vanitas Still Life with a Portrait of Rembrandt, a Sculpture, a Skull, Feathers, an Overturned Roemer and a Portfolio of Drawings c.
La presencia del vanitas en los capitulos I y VII, por ejemplo, no busca fijar una imagen desde la cognicion sino estimularnos mas alla del reconocimiento intelectual de dicha apariencia plastica.
From its quilted design to the Grecian motif rings on the short straps, Rosmah's bag of the day bore a striking resemblance to Versace's Demetra bag from the Italian fashion house's Vanitas line.
Norfolk Museums Service will produce an illustrated guide to accompany the exhibition at Norwich Castle, while Narrator: Stephen Fry a film entitled The Paston Treasure: A Vanitas Still Life brought to Life in Film, produced by Cultureshock Media, is narrated by Stephen Fry.
Primero, me gustaria demostrar que este texto esta intimamente ligado a la tradicion de la pintura de la vanitas. Mostrar esta conexion nos permite visualizar las estructuras invisibles de poder que se esconden en la retorica de la vanitas y en la epistemologia de un sujeto colonial femenino.
Her work Vanitas Portus, in which water has an important presence, will be placed in a circular shape inside the bastion of San Diego with the intention that visitors will admire the view of the two ports.
These photographs are a contemporary take on the sixteenth-century Flemish painting movement Vanitas. The decaying subject matter symbolizes the ephemeral nature of life and the certainty of death.
This month's cover painting Trompe l'oeil with Studio Wall and Vanitas Still Life is a prime example of this inventive subterfuge and also of a vanitas painting, a meditation on mortality.
The term loosely translates to Remember you must die." In art history the most readily recognized era of memento mori is found in sixteenth and seventeenth century still-life vanitas painting.
Rather than a meditation on Christ's suffering, then, this series appears to be closer in temperament to the tradition of vanitas painting, in which the skull frequently features as a form of memento mori that speaks not simply of death but the reflective capacity to ruminate upon our own mortality and all that it means.