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Vanitas

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Technique: cuttlebone casting

Materials: sterling Silver 

Dimension: 1x1"

Note: cufflinks + pendant on silk cord. Take a look to the original carved wood model.

The pendant colour is obtained by controlled oxidation.

 

 

 

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In 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. 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.

The concept of Vanitas was translated as 'Vanity of vanities'': all is vanity by the King James Version of the Bible. Vanity is used here in its older sense of "futility".

Vanitas themes were common in medieval funerary art, with most surviving examples in sculpture.

From the Renaissance Vanity's representation gradually as the still-life genre became popular and 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.

 

 

 

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