The book “Vanitas” is a contemporary interpretation of the eponymous Dutch paintings genre. The book is a literal portrait of its author’s skull and brain. With the help of the clinical technology of magnetic resonance imaging, MRI, the anatomic scans of the author’s skull and the brain become the content of the book. The result is a comprehensive representation of the architecture of the human mind, where such humanity appears paradoxically illegible. The hardcover book follows the size of the skull of its author.