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Memento Mori



“Remember that you must die!” the Latin philosophers admonished…so that you can live well! This theme, often used in Western Art throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is represented here by a bunch of grapes in the process of desiccating.
 
Designed by Joy Setton ©
 
As shown here, printed on silk poplin with cutch (senegalia catechu), myrobalan and iron. 
 
Please inquire about ordering this fabric by the yard.
 
An essay on the theme of Memento Mori in Western Art, by art historian Virginia Brilliant, is available to read and download by scrolling further down this page or in the Essay section of the website (in the footer of the homepage).

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"The Theme of Memento Mori In Western Art" by art historian Virginia Brilliant

"Throughout the seventeenth century, a dark genre of still life painting flourished across Europe, and particularly in the Netherlands—the vanitas. During this period of impressive mercantile prosperity, frequent military conflict, and religious upheaval and reform, vanitas paintings were....