Young Man Holding a Skull (Vanitas) (1626 - 28)
Oil on canvas
Franz Hals (1582 - 1666)
After seeing Death: A self-portait at the Wellcome Collection yesterday, I’ve decided to start a new blog on the theme. I couldn’t find anything similar out there already, but to be fair, I didn’t look very hard.
I plan on starting out focusing on artwork, both traditional and contemporary, but I might branch out into other fields should it evolve that way. I want to keep it mainly image based, but I’ll hopefully be able to include all the relevant info on the artists and dates, because it upsets me when those things are missing from posts.
I’ve had an interest in the genre since I looked at it when I was doing my degree, and I love the enormous range of work it can inspire, as evidenced at the Wellcome Collection’s show. If you haven’t seen it yet, get down there! It’s free and runs until February 24th!