Speech Bubbles on Fine Art. Fun!

by Harmen Steenwijck
oil on panel
37.7 cm (14.8 in) x 38.2 cm (15 in).

Vanitas paintings symbolize the brevity of life and the inevitability of death.
Okay, let’s talk about something else!

Look, I don't know how many times I have to tell you. I didn't do it. Isn't that obvious?
Well, somebody blew me out. I don't see anyone else around here.
Vanitas by Harmen Steenwijck
I don't know. Do you ever feel like the spark is gone? Like the light has gone out? Like something is missing?
Dude, you think too much. Lighten up a little bit! That's what I do.
Vanitas by Harmen Steenwijck
I think it's about time I find a good dentist. I'm embarassed to smile.
I've wanted to say something for a long time, but I didn't want to hurt your feelings. You might want to think about a nose job, too. Just saying.
Vanitas by Harmen Steenwijck

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Speech Bubbles in Art History Curriculum

Kristin uses lots of speech bubbles in her art history curriculum to help your students enjoy learning about great art. Take a look at ARTK12's American Art History series. Enjoy!

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