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I like Herman Henstenburgh's Vanitas, because it's:

-saturated pretty flowers
-SKULL , WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE
-more saturated pretty flowers, la di da.

Like Seanan McGuire's 'Cover It In Glitter, And You Can Destroy the World' article here-
tor.com/2017/01/11/my-little-p

Image from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

mastodon.cloud/media/XsECwK_0l

Contrast this with the usual emo/gritty/grimdark usual versions of Vanitas paintings.....

(also from the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

museum of art

mastodon.cloud/media/YpyVi30TZ

I don't think I used usual enough.

blame it on my finger.

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