Still Life Research

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Photographer unknown.

This is a photograph of a memento mori still-life setup.

“A memento mori is an artwork designed to remind the viewer of their mortality and of the shortness and fragility of human life.” – Tate.org.uk

The phrase “memento mori” is Latin for “Remember, you must die.” I picked this particular subject matter because I find it far more interesting and meaningful than bowls of fruit, flowers or similar. I am going to try to recreate this setup by painting it in my own style using various different methods.

 

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