Luis GARCIA 1881-1954 Vanity at the covered pot
Luis GARCIA 1881-1954 Vanity in the covered pot Oil on cardboard, Signed Luis GARCIA (Barcelona 1881-1954), dated May 1924, Representing a vanity. In very good condition Size: 51/45 cm Framed 43 / 37.5 cm (Work). In painting, vanity is a pictorial genre, applied to still lifes, evoking different elements symbolizing life, nature, activity and death. These paintings are generally of great symbolic and philosophical value. Careful shipping accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and an Invoice. Participation in the shipping costs requested: 30 euros for France and Europe, other countries of the world: thank you for requesting a quotation. Vanity is an allegorical representation of death, the passage of time, the emptiness of human passions and activities. Some still lifes of game, including game, massacres, weapons are a particular genre, close to vanities. If the theme is very old, since it is already found among the ancient, it is constituted as an autonomous genre around 1620, in Leiden, Holland, then spread throughout the 18th century in Europe, particularly in Flanders and France. La France. Valued in the Baroque period, vanities will almost disappear in the 18th century, but are reborn with Cézanne, then several painters of the twentieth century and a photographer, such as Valérie Belin in the 21st century. The represented objects symbolize the human activities, study, money, pleasure, wealth, power, compared to elements evoking the time that passes too quickly, the fragility, the destruction, and the triumph of the death with often a human skull.
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