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Jan Jansz. Treck
Vanitas is the Latin for vanity, in the sense of emptiness or a worthless action. 'Vanity of Vanities, saith the preacher, all is vanity' (Ecclesiastes 12: 8). The implication of these words from the Old Testament is that all human action is trans...
1612 - 1656
Dutch Flower Painting
Painters and writers have often reflected on the transient nature of human life. Human mortality is often contrasted with the everlasting nature of the truths of religion. Pictorially, artists express this notion of transience by using symbolic...
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