My Vanitas Proposal
October 18, 2011 Leave a comment
I’m hoping to create a war themed photograph and also a nautical themed image for my vanitas project. I am intending to stick to the traditional 16th Century, Dutch style of vanitas using the table of carefully arranged and appropriately lit objects.
I think for my war themed vanitas image I will use objects from the 1940’s including things like medals, helmets and armaments. I intend to create one image representing the war in general including German objects alongside British ones. I think the theme of war is a very appropriate topic for the vanitas project as it represents greed, power and even death.
For my nautical theme I am thinking about how human beings exploit the sea through things like fishing and even the roots of piracy. I think the nautical theme fits in with the vanitas project because it relates to human exploitation and also the old fashioned pirate life style exclaims living for the moment and the transient nature of life.