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Vanitas (Art)

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Topical headingVanitas (Art)
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See alsoSymbolism
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Found inWork cat.: 00023320: Ravenal, J.G. Vanitas : meditations on life and death in contemporary art.
Grove dictionary of art, 1996 (Vanitas: Type of painting concerned with the fragility of man and his world of desires and pleasures in the face of the inevitability and finality of death. The vanitas tradition, which also appears in Western literature and other representational arts, was a particularly important element in paintings in the Netherlands in the 17th century)
Encycl. Britannica online, Feb. 9, 2000 (Vanitas: in art, an important type of still-life painting)