In older times, Memento Mori was a piece of artwork around death that reminded the viewer that our lives too would one day end. “Remember that you will die”. And, I think that’s the message the painting gives me. To remember that I will die, and so I have to live.
And that’s why the colours are so saturated.
I think a life lived to the max, to the full extent of it’s colours, has been a life well lived.