Memento mori

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Human Frailty by Salvator Rosa c.1656 (L’Umana Fragilita)

Salvator Rosa was an Italian Baroque painter, poet, and printmaker who worked in Naples, Rome, and Florence. In relation to his paintings, he was described as “unorthodox and extravagant”, and a “perpetual rebel”. Rosa, has also been described as “one of the most original artists and and extravagant personalities of the 17th century.” (Source) This particular …

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Ad Infinitum by Kris Vervaeke

Ad Infinitum by Kris Vervaeke

“Vervaeka, a contemporary photographer, documents the eerily beautiful portraits adorning Hong Kong’s cemeteries, as natural elements drive the images further and further into abstraction. “The images of black-and-white faces, having braved exposure to rain, sun and extreme temperatures, gain an ethereal glow as time eats away at them. As the faces fade into anonymity, their …

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