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Spedalieri F.
VANITAS with Cupid Oil on Canvas 1856

1856

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VANITAS with Cupid Oil on Canvas signed F. Spedaliery Fecit 1856 with a parcel gilt wood frame. Very good original condition. Vanitas paintings are subtle moralistic depictions which were very popular at the time and were those works of art which, through their symbols, depicted the impermanence of life, the pointlessness of pleasure and were meant to remind people that death is inevitable. In a way they were to counter the wealth and profligacy of many of the well-to-do citizens. The word vanitas comes from the Latin noun ’emptiness’, ‘futility’, or ‘worthlessness’, which was the traditional Christian view being that earthly goods and lavish pastimes are merely fleeting and worthless moments in the great scheme of life. Such prosperity was countered by the words of condemnation from the bible (Ecclesiastes 1:2):

Details

  • Creator
    Spedalieri F.
  • Creation Year
    1856
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 28.75 in. (73 cm)Depth: 1.97 in. (5 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Rome, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU100416199802

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