Still life inspired by finding a 1913 handwritten journal in a Berlin second hand bookstore and some apples found rotting on a cut down branch near an old disused railway track.
1913 is responds to a memento mori /vanitas composition.
Remembering one year before the Great War. The skull represents the certainty of death and the rotten fruit of decay. The extinguished candle and the watch (19:13 p.m.) reminds us of the brevity of life. The fallen glass represents the uselessness of worldly pleasures. The the two dying roses entwined in a heart portray a lost love. All is not quite gloom however, the green ivy provides a glimmer of hope for new opportunities and life as in resurrection and salvation.
Printed to Canon Pro Platinum papers using Canon archive pigment inks and suitable for standard 50 x 40 cm frame size.
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Actual picture size 39 x 28 cm
Framed price £85.00
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