Modern Vanitas

by Berckmans Peter September. 26, 2020 363 views

While I am not posting so much lately, does not mean that I am not busy taking pictures. For a fact I am working on a set for Halloween to put on the blog this year. Looking in wich direction to go, I came across " Vanitas still life photography". You should look it up it is a promising and creative way of creating still lifes and is very well suited for Halloween.

What I created here is a modern version of Vanitas, normally it is set in the middle ages or just a bit later. As discribed in Wikipedia

A vanitas is a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death. Best-known are vanitas still lifes, a common genre in Low countries of the 16th and 17th centuries; they have also been created at other times and in other media and genres.

So you got a sneak preview on what I am working on.

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Hilary Halliwell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Looking forward to seeing more of this.  Maybe I'll try it.  I've been looking for some still-life inspiration.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Hilary Halliwell 1 month, 3 weeks ago

It is an interesting artstyle

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Amy Sho 1 month, 4 weeks ago

It is so much going on this composition. It's so interesting.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Amy Sho 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Food for thoughts.

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Antonio Gil 2 months ago

If this is just a preview I wonder of what will come next.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months ago

Work in progress,wait for Halloween my friend

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Camellia Staab 2 months ago

I love it! So looking forward to your next post. Of course I had to look up Vanitas, since I had never heard of it. Very inspiring.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months ago

I already touhgt it is your cup of tea. It can be so meaningfull or without meaning. Full of mood or a litle light in the dark . They gonna come in a Halloween series.

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Buster Bruce 2 months ago

Creative to say the least! Looking forward to your future good works.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Buster Bruce 2 months ago

We are working on it. Trying to find another way to look at things. Getting meaning inside photos.

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