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13 April 2011 @ 06:25 pm
Memento Mori/Vanitas Painting  
Help? ^___^; For my next painting project, I have to compose my own still-life. It must be made of 3-5 items, which are mounted against a 12x12 board. I'll be painting the composition from straight on as if looking down at the board (or if the board were hung on the wall), so that's something to keep in mind. I also need a background of some sort (fabric, scrapbook paper, etc.) on the board. So I'm having trouble really thinking up what to put on the board that's easy enough to find and easy enough to mount x'D

Here's a list of things I have so far (not including hard things to mount such as .. skulls o-o)
obvious .. hourglass, wilting flowers/rotting fruits
pinned insects
yellowed music sheets
old books/letters
cameo necklace
candles
burnt lightbulb
pocketwatch
poisoned apple - apple/vial - bpal?
birthday candles/cake
rosary, cross

So yeah. I'm just really not feeling this project because of the theme. If it called for kawaii stuff, then I'd be ALL OVER IT :'P Any help would be appreciated!
 
 
 
Bearbarossabearbarossa on April 14th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
The things that comes to mind when I think about it is a mausoleum, so dirt, moss, marble, stone, and then clocks make me think of it...so clock hands, numbers, and pendulums...I don't know if that helps at all but it's what I think about =)

What a creepy and sad theme!
Y U U K Iyuhime on April 15th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I like that idea! Thanks a bunch *hugs*
Juliannechibimonkichi on April 14th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, that seems really challenging! I had to look it up-- "Remember your mortality"...on wikipedia they said photos of loved ones?

It makes me think of just old things, like what my grandparents would have in their home since... like things from the past like doilies, old dolls/figurines with paint chipping, or broken things.

Sorry if that's not helpful! But it sounds like an exciting class to be in!
Y U U K Iyuhime on April 15th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
:D! Good idea. I must have some broken things lying around .. somewhere O: I've been trying to find vintage looking things around the house that I can mount onto the board. I think that's my biggest problem right now :'P Everything I wanna use (teacups, candles) are too big! Thanks for the suggestions!