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Vanitas (macabre) - A still life. A very, very still life. Simon Renard de St. André (1613 or 1614-1677) was a painter and copperplate engraver born in the 17th century in France. In his lifetime, he was regarded as a highly skilled portraitist. [1] He is remembered today for his vanitas paintings, which contain symbols that remind the viewer of the transcience of life and wealth.


Simon Luttichuys, Vanitas still life with skull, books, prints and paintings by Rembrandt and Jan Lievens, with a reflection of the painter at work. 1635 and 1640