Way back in September, I wrote a post about vanitas art. At the end, I promised a post on one particular theme in vanitas art, which is a favorite: bubbles. I mean, who doesn’t love bubbles. But, what do these soapy, opalescent orbs have to do with death? Quite simply, there is probably no objectContinue reading “Thanatology Thursday: BUBBLES!!”
This winter I’ve been studying thanatology (study of death and dying and how we deal with it socially, psychologically and through arts and humanities) with a text I bought myself for Christmas. One of the first issues brought up in the text is how society, namely media and the arts makes us think about andContinue reading “Media Monday: What does mass media tell us about death?”
Still Life with a Volume of Wither’s ‘Emblemes’ 1696
Tate represents death in vanitas art.