Sep
11th

Vanitas

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In my onging quest to acquaint my blog audience with my artwork, herewith a triptych I did back in the nineties called "Global Warming.  It was one of a series of "vanitas", including the traditional skull.   Vanitas means "emptiness", and the genre is derived from the famous line in Ecclesiastes, "Vanity of vanities, all is vanity" in my favorite translation…  It seemed an appropriate format to contemplate our ephemeral planet. 

The skull was painted from life.  My brother had requested that I purchase a skull at the special medical school skull store.  I shall never forget looking at the neighborhood galleries afterwards with the skull in a plastic bag…

Global warming triptych s

Left panel:

  Global Warming Left s

Center panel:

Global warming center s

Right panel:

Global warming right s

 

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