Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Memento mori

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that may be translated as "Remember that you are mortal," "Remember you will die," "Remember that you must die," or "Remember your death". It names a genre of artistic creations that vary widely from one another, but which all share the same purpose, which is to remind people of their own mortality.

Still Life With a Skull
Artist: Philippe de Champaigne
circa 1671

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