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New Look at Old Art walk at the National Gallery

(Vanitas) by the great Frans Hals.

This painting is not a portrait. The skull is a symbol of mortality, a reminder of the brevity of human life. In the Netherlands depictions of boys holding skulls are rooted in a tradition going back to the early sixteenth century.


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