"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, though also common in other places and periods.
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Vanitas themes were common in medieval funerary art, with most surviving examples in sculpture. By the 15th century these could be extremely morbid and explicit, reflecting an increased obsession with death and decay also seen in the Ars Moriendi, Danse Macabre, and the overlapping motif of the Memento Mori. From the Renaissance such motifs gradually became more indirect, and as the still-life genre became popular, found a home there. 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."
bead fits all Faerybeads bracelet and necklace chains and chains of similar diameter (max. ∅ 3,4 mm) from major brands.
bead - Argentium® Silver
Size: 12mm x 13mm (heigth)
Core: 4.0 mm (inner ∅)
Weight: 5.5 g
Designer: Sita Porte
| Clare 02-07-2014 08:25
Beautiful skull. Looking forward to a black one too.
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