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Homo Bulla

Homo Bulla

20 August 2012

A Latin metaphorical expression homo bulla, man is a bubble, was coined by an ancient Roman writer Marcus Terentius Varro who in his “Rerum Rusticarum Libri Tres” compared human life to a thin iridescent soap bubble that shimmers with rainbow colors for only a brief moment of time and is quick to explode with the slightest puff of wind. By the 16 of Rotterdam further popularized homo bulla which has firmly entered an arsenal of vanitas – pictorial motives in still lifes and genre scenes allegorically alluding to the transience and futility of human existence.

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