"All Is Vanity" illustration print by American illustrator C.Allen Gilbert. The drawing employs a double image in which the scene of a woman admiring herself in a mirror and when viewed from a distance, appears to be a human skull. The title is also a pun, as this type of dressing-table is also known as a vanity. In art, vanity has long been represented as a woman preoccupied with her beauty. Art that contains a human skull as a focal point is called a memento mori (Latin for "remember you will die"), a work that reminds people of their mortality.