Katie hosmer's Blog Posts Tagged 'vanitas' (1)

Skull Bookshelves Formed with Everyday Items



As many artists know, ‘vanitas’ can be defined as a type of symbolic art, often including symbols like skulls, rotten fruit, hourglasses, and other items related to the brevity of life and the certainty of death. Talk about a downer! However, London-based artist James Hopkins’ series Vanitas is quite a clever, modern take on this still life genre.

The artist uses everyday items like…

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Added by katie hosmer on April 18, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

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