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Leo, Roving Reporter

Report from: My desk

Story filed:  Vanitas

Hi folks, Leo here. Today I am going to talk about art. I recently did an art project for school and I think it turned out really cool. Our current topic for art is the Dutch Golden Age of painting and Vanitas. For those of you who don’t know what either one of those terms is, let me explain. The Dutch Golden Age was a period in history in the Netherlands, roughly from 1588 to 1672, in which Dutch trade, science, art and the Dutch military were among the best in Europe. Vanitas is a style of art and the Dutch were really good at it. In a longer explanation, Vanitas is a symbolic work of art showing the journey of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. I know right, very cheery. Our task for this unit was to create our own Vanitas and I think mine turned out pretty well, there are some things I would like to improve on but I’ve submitted the final work already. I just hope it will do well.

Until next time 

Leo Roving Reporter

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