Saturday, October 18, 2014
Here are a few more of my latest fruit studies. These still life paintings are a great way to understand light, shadow, color and composition. The still life painting genre is as diverse as its history is long. From the times of the early Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans paintings of fruit can be found on tomb walls, tile floor mosaics and wall paintings in Pompeii all the way to Rome and the High Renaissance.
Even in our modern day and age, works of art with contemporary themes of fruit and still life painting is still going strong. The genre has always been one that artists turn to again and again when they are not working on bigger commissions.
These studies are so important for artists to pursue to understand color and light. Through them, still life art compositions articulate ideas about our natural world, religious symbolism, personal as well as allegorical explorations, and universal human reflections on life and death. I have been enjoying bringing these little fruit studies to life during the fall season. Artists can look to this unique genre for the answers that painters are forever trying to find.
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