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Sun May 23, 2021, 06:49 AM

Last chance: memento mori images created with animal skulls

In the Tradition: Memento Exstingui, a project by the photographer Michele Turriani, draws attention to the plight of endangered animals that appear on the IUCN red list. It is inspired by the ‘memento mori’ and ‘vanitas’ art genres, which remind us of the transience of life and the inevitability of death. The skulls come from the Powell-Cotton Museum in Kent

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2021/may/22/last-chance-to-see-photographer-endangered-species-memento-mori-paintings-aoe




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Sun May 23, 2021, 09:52 AM

1. Beautifully done. There is a Japanese art tradition called Wabi Sabi

that embraces the concept of fleeting temporary beauty and the imperfections of life. This work so reminds me of that, that life is temporary and the world is indeed imperfect.

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Sun May 23, 2021, 11:40 AM

2. Thank you so much, my dear MichaelSoE, for bringing this amazing collection here!

Stunning photos, showing us all too plainly how we are busy ravaging our environment for our selfish greed.

We pay little or no attention to what we're doing to our own, shared heritage.

Alas.

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