Vanitas– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

Vanitas– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Vanitas- Introduction- 50 words

Category: 1 (Artworks)

Category: 2 (Forms)

Vanitas- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Artworks” and “Forms” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Vanitas is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Vanitas renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Outside visual art,Etymology & Motifs.

There are other art movements such as “Fauvism,” “Minimalism,” and “Post-impressionism” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Vanitas come from other art styles such as Evert Collier, Harmen Steenwijck, David Bailly, Audrey Flack, and Georgia O’keeffe.

This art movement (Vanitas) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “Still life with skull,” “Pyramid of Skulls,” and “Large Vanitas.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “Still Life with Skull” comes at first place which is beautiful, “Vanitas Still Life,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Vanitas student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Artworks (artistic approach)” and “Forms (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Artworks”-A Category.

VANITAS was an art movement, and if you want to read about Vanitas comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– Evert Collier, Harmen Steenwijck, David Bailly, Audrey Flack, and Georgia O’keeffe.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Vanitas Characteristic section.

Vanitas- Characteristics

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Vanitas- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Vanitas?

Vanitas is an art movement, and the Vanitas artist tries to express artistic thought through Vanitas paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as Evert Collier, Harmen Steenwijck, and David Bailly who defined this art style through their artworks such as “Still life with skull,” “Pyramid of Skulls” and “Large Vanitas.”

Thus Vanitas is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Fauvism,” “Minimalism,” “Post-impressionism” etc.

  1. Why is Vanitas still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Vanitas paintings/artworks and fame of Vanitas artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “Still life with skull,” “Pyramid of Skulls” and “Still Life with Skull.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “Still life with skull,” “Still Life with Skull,” “Large Vanitas.”

These Vanitas paintings show the popularity of this art style. Evert Collier, Georgia O’keeffe, and David Bailly are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Vanitas?

Vanitas is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Vanitas was the way of expression for “Georgia O’keeffe,” “David Bailly,” and “Evert Collier.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Artworks” and “Forms.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Vanitas artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Vanitas artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Artworks) and visual expression (Forms).

  1. What are the features of Vanitas?

This art style is trendy; Vanitas emerged in 17th century as a/an Vanitas movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Audrey Flack,” “Evert Collier” and “Georgia O’keeffe.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Vanitas movement, then you should read about “Evert Collier” and “Harmen Steenwijck.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Artworks” and “Forms.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Vanitas- Five topmost artists

Evert Collier

Evert Collier

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Harmen Steenwijck

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David Bailly

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Audrey Flack

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Georgia O'keeffe

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Vanitas- Introduction of these artists.

1st EVERT COLLIER– Evert Collier is the artist of Vanitas art movement who played a vital role in the Vanitas art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 26 January 1642, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Denver Art Museum (Dutch Golden Age). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Vanitas artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Denver Art Museum (Dutch Golden Age).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Vanitas art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “Large Vanitas,” “Pyramid of Skulls,” “Still life with skull,” “Vanitas Still Life” and “Still Life with Skull.”

Notable works:- Self-Portrait with a Vanitas Still-life, 1684 & Circa 1695.

Qualification:- Denver Art Museum (Dutch Golden Age).

2nd HARMEN STEENWIJCK– The date of birth of Harmen Steenwijck is 1612, this artist was born during the Vanitas period when the Vanitas art movement was on the peak wherein Harmen Steenwijck had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is 1612, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Dutch Golden Age painter.

Notable works:- Vanitas stilleven, 1640 & Dutch East Indies.

Qualification:- Dutch Golden Age painter.

3rd DAVID BAILLY– This name also emerged during the Vanitas art movement. The artwork demand of David Bailly is a little bit lesser than Evert Collier.

But the artworks of this artist (David Bailly) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Flemish immigrant  (Cornelius van der Voort).

Notable works:- Portraits of his students & Flowers and candles.

Qualification:- Flemish immigrant  (Cornelius van der Voort).

4th AUDREY FLACK– The artistic qualification of this artist is- The High School of Music & Art (American artist).  Audrey Flack is the artist of the Vanitas art movement who also played a vital role in the Vanitas art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is 30 May 1931, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as The High School of Music & Art (American artist).

Notable works:- Banana Split Sundae, 1981 & Statue of Catherine of Braganza.

Qualification:- The High School of Music & Art (American artist).

5th GEORGIA O’KEEFFE– The date of birth of this artist is November 15, 1887, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- School of the Art Institute of Chicago (American artist). The artworks demand of Georgia O’keeffe is a little bit lesser than Evert Collier.

But then also, paintings of this Vanitas artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Blue and Green Music, 1921 & Pineapple Bud, 1939.

Qualification:- School of the Art Institute of Chicago (American artist).

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