Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Short But Sweet: Vanitas

Megan Flox-Lambert discusses Vanitas, some of it's symbolism and what it is meant to convey.

Jacopo Ligozzi, Vanitas, ca.1550-1627

Rachel Ruysch, Vanitas

St Francis of Assisi, Artist unknown

Georges de La Tour,The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame, c. 1638–1640
Tune in next week for another Short but Sweet!

1 comment:

  1. That top one by Jacopo Ligozzi is the ugliest painting I have ever seen, aside from the fact that it is quite superbly done. How could he stand to be near that thing in order to paint it? I would think he'd pass out.


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