This week we take a quick look at “Vanitas Still Life” by 17th century artist Aelbert Jansz van der Schoor.
I would also question Mr. Van der Schoor’s hobbies that he had access to a pile of skulls for his model, some of which look pretty bashed in. Was he a grave robber? Maybe he was actually a badass gang leader, and he painted this after a gruesome street battle as a warning to other would-be challengers to his position as master gangbanger/artist. I like to think that the jawbone was his weapon of choice.