Tag Archives: Still Life

Memento Mori: Remembering Your Own Death

Artworks that remind us to live life to the fullest

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that literally means, “remember to die.” As an art form, it has encompassed but is not exclusive to memorial art, and serves to this day as a reminder to live life fully and mindfully. … Continue reading

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A Moment of Life and Death

Sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch vanitas paintings weave life and death into a single, still moment

Life is fleeting, and death apparently eternal. Still life paintings that came out of the Netherlands in the late 1500s through the 1700s, known as vanitas, gather symbolic objects of death into a memorialized moment, halting the processes of both … Continue reading

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