|Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flowers in a Wooden Vessel, 1606-1607|
And the Dutch vanitas still lifes with their momento mori admonition: Don't forget, everything dies, including you. So don't be too materialistic. (Or something along those lines all symbolized by rotting fruit, molding bread, rats, clocks, and other deteriorating or dead objects in the canvases).
|Pieter Claelsz, Vanitas Still Life, 1625|
|Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1889|
|Georges Braque, Still Life with Metronome, 1909|