Early 1900s Memento Mori Painting of Artist with Skull | Self Portrait
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Here we have a stunning early 20th century Memento Mori painting of the artist peering into the your eye with a candle and skull adorning the scene. The rare painting was created by Minnesota illustration artist Louis Rasch (1895-1992). This antique jewel will burn your retinas and change your perspective. The colors pop and the green skull sings a tune you can't get out of your head. The artist had a gift for dichotomies across the lines, and they are endless in the antique artwork. Anything I say pales in comparison to what you witness in the pictures. That's where justice is truly served. Imagine this dark beauty stretched and placed in the frame of your choice.
The unstretched oil on canvas comes out of the artist's estate. The antique painting was likely created in the early 1900s. Louis E. Rasch attended the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts in the early 1900s. You can find a photo of him and his classmates here.
You'll see the resemblance to the artist in the painting. He was looking right at himself.
The rare Memento Mori oil on canvas measures 25" tall and 19 1/2" wide. There is evidence of slight patina from 100 years of age throughout. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO Boxes). The antique Egyptian painting will be shipped flat. Free shipping on the oil on canvas.
He peers in his own soul, and yours as well. Unreal.