The Vanitas pictures emerged beginning with the late years of the 15th century. These pictures have a symbolic meaning, as most old paintings in art history: they are a representation of Vanity and also Vainglory (unjustified boasting). It describes through the visual language the meaningless in the efforts of gathering valuable material objects, earthly goods and pursuits and the ephemerality of earthly pleasures: in the middle of the richly depicted pearls, gold, coins and jewels there are sculls. This concept comes from the Latin words of Ecclesiastes.
A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasizes different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.
- All prints include a small 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing.
Our Eco Credentials Include:
- FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
- Printed using water based inks
- Local fulfilment reduces carbon emissions
- Contains no plastic
14’’ x 11’’ Inches = 35.6 cm x 27.9 cm
16’’ x 20’’ Inches = 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm
20’’x 16’’ Inches = 50.8 cm x 40.6 cm