“The Naturalist” is a new still life in the Vanitas genre. The scene possibly suggests someone interested in nature. Perhaps an ornithologist. The desk is littered with books, drawings, camera, and other personal objects. All telltale signs of someone with a keen interest in nature. But, where is our Naturalist? The wilted bouquet of roses, the rotting apple core, the burning candle. All lead us to realize our Naturalist not here, has departed. All serve to remind us of the shortness, the frailty of life. Vanitas.
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