I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.
"The Future Eaters"
Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century
ANIMAL ART | Owl Art 2
Italian, late 19th century, A Vanitas I like this because its very straight forward, and to the point. You know exactly whats its trying to portray right away. MT
Herman Henstenburgh, Vanitas, c. 1700 Vanitas: The Latin word means "vanity" and loosely translated corresponds to the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits.
Edwaert Collier - Vanitas: Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull (detail)
Memento Mori by Txema Yeste for Numéro China April 2012
Beauty. it’s what’s inside that counts. Skull
Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007
Concept - Vanitas Still Life
Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Still Life of Dead Birds and Cherries
Art & Inspiration (traditional)