I would love to do this with the real moths and a skull under glass.
"The Future Eaters"
Edwaert Collier - Vanitas: Still Life with Books and Manuscripts and a Skull (detail)
This is a photographic image, showing what happens when Apples decay. The use of dark background, dark lighting and dark surface that contrasts with the green decaying apple emphasises a sort of death theme in this image. As decay symbolises death.
Texture & color
I often derive a peculiar satisfaction in conversing with the ancient and modern dead, — who yet live and speak excellently in their works...Still Life by Hannah Combs.
Vanitas with owl, Anonymous, 17th century
ANIMAL ART | Owl Art 2
Vanitas Still Life by Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)
Vanitas vanitatum, omnia vanitas. (Vanity of vanities, all is vanity) Guido Mocafico, 2007
Concept - Vanitas Still Life
THE HANGOVER PART II found object sculpture and still life photograph by Cheech Sanchez 2014 #stilllife still life #vanitas Vanitas #skull Skull
vanitas and food
Pieter Claesz (Amberes, 1597-1660). Vanitas Still Life, c. 1630