Vanitas Still Life

Still Life with Basket of Fruit
Balthasar van der Ast, Dutch, 1622
(oil on panel)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Let’s continue our discussion on the history of still life and look at two vanitas still life paintings that are rich in symbolism. Continue reading

Still Life

Still Life
Sam Taylor-Wood, British, 2001
(35mm film transferred to video)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The next three entries are for the student who loves the history of art—in this case, the history of still life. Shall we begin? Continue reading