Vanitas painting in oil on wood panel, still life with butterfly, ivy, human bone and snail shell.

Vanitas painting in oil on wood panel, still life with butterfly, ivy, human bone and snail shell.

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Surface: Wood & hardboard
  • Height: 10.5 centimeters
  • Width: 6.5 centimeters
  • Depth: 8 millimeters

Vanity painting, still life with butterfly, ivy and snail shell:

this small symbolic still life oil painting wants to remind us that life is short and beautiful!
The butterfly and the mayfly rejoice in their intense life while in the background a human bone reminds us to enjoy the present moment: "carpe diem" (enjoy the present moment without worrying about tomorrow).

This still life painted in oil follows the tradition of 17th century painters and the ambiguous message of the vanitas: one must lead an exemplary Christian life to enjoy Paradise and simultaneously enjoy the moment knowing that it is ephemeral...

• Technique : gesso coated wood board, monochrome egg tempera underpaintings and multiple layers of thin colored oil glazings ( flemish technique ). The sides are gilded with copper leaf ( patinated aspect ).
• Dimensions : 4.05 x 2.51 x 0.31 in / 10.3 x 6.4 x 0.8 cm
• Shipping and delivery : registered parcel with signature on delivery. Robust packaging: your painting is wrapped in silk paper, bubble wrap and a stiff cardboard sleeve.


This small format oil painting is an unique artwork, hand painted and signed.

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Heather Rose Partis Nov 21, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

As an artist myself, I immediately saw the quality in these miniatures. I was delighted to receive the parcel. Every possible detail and then some was observed in the packaging. Clearly, this artist is schooled in precision and quality every step of the way. I have placed my little painting among other valuables in a beloved curio cabinet. I love collecting things that have been imbued with soul.

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Sherry Cecchini Nov 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing talent and detail. Packed well and delivered earlier than expected. Not sure how to display since it is so tiny. Thanks for the beautiful cards. Nice surprise!

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Till Postrach Sep 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Best painter on etsy, by far. I will buy more here Stéphane, i need a cat pic :)

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Sherry Cecchini Nov 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful exactly as pictured. Arrived early and packed well.

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