Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Still Life




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   Tom Brown- 2008 Salt And Pepper

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Salt-pepper by Eleonora MingazovaImage result for fine art painting salt and pepper shakers                                                                          
   Henry Balzer

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                                                                                                 John Chamberlain

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     Still life, as a particular genre, began with Netherlandish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries. Early still-life paintings, particularly before 1700, often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. Some modern still-life work breaks the two-dimensional barrier and employs three-dimensional mixed media, and uses found objects, photography, computer graphics, as well as video and sound.

The term includes the painting of dead animals, especially game.Decaying animals may be included here [See Damien Hirst, Chaim Soutain, Dieter Roth,Rosamund Purcell, or Tony Reason]
 Live ones are considered animal art, although in practice they were often painted from dead models. The still-life category also shares commonalities with zoological and especially botanical illustration, where there has been considerable overlap among artists.

    Generally a still life includes a fully depicted background, and puts aesthetic rather than illustrative concerns as primary.

    Still life occupied the lowest rung of the hierarchy of genres ( e.g.biblical scenes, portraits,national events and landscapes) but has been extremely popular with buyers. As well as the independent still-life subject, still-life painting encompasses other types of painting with prominent still-life elements, usually symbolic, and "images that rely on a multitude of still-life elements ostensibly to reproduce a 'slice of life'.[Wikipedia]

Early still lifes
kStill life Mosaic from 2nd century, Vatican museum

eorg Flegel (b.1566 - 1638)
A still life from the middle ages

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Giuseppe Recco (b. Naples,1634-1695)  Slices of Watermelon

Giuseppe Recco - Slices of Watermelon on a Pewter Tray, with Mushrooms and Fruit
Osias Beert the Elder   Oysters, 1580Image result for osias beert the elder still life
b. 1580-1623

                                               Still Life: The Kitchen Table, c.1755-56 - Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin -
Jean-Baptist-Chardin,  Still Life: Kitchen Table, 1755-56
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Image result for j0hn chamberlain still life  When first I began this project, Food in the Arts in 2001 (I did not yet know my first computer), I went straight to our local library and checked out  Sybillee Ebert-Schifferer's Still Life: A History (1999). It seemed a reliable place to start, and it was, but I was more interested in 20th and 21st century still life pieces that had evolved from this 17th century genre. Soon enoughr, I read with interest and admiration Kenneth Bendiner's excellent Food in Painting ((Reaktion, 2004), which clearly presents a scholarly sweep of all genres from the Renaissance up to the end of the twentieth century.
    So, we introduce older forms in this genre as well as pieces created in the 21st century.

Here is what the contemporary world may call "still lives' 
 John Chamberlain  (b. Rochester, IN, 1911-2027)   The Probity of Modern Art

  John Chamberlain, (b. 1927-2011), Rochester, Indiana),1961
(Metal car parts, re-purposed)

Image result for john  chamberlain still lifeThis 20th century image is one kind of still life. It possibly connotes a car wreck due to alcohol consumption.

Giorgio Morandi, Still Life, 1946Image result for still life paintings Giotto

Janine Antoni  (b.. 1964, Freeport, Bahamas)    Chocolate Gnaw and Lard, 1992

Ai wei wei (b.China, 1957) 
Stone Ax Heads
Still Life

                                                                        Giussepi Recco
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Wlliam Claesz [aka William Claesz Heda]  (b.1627-1698)  Vanitas

Jenny van Sommers   Still Life Photography (eggs)

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MARK SCHEIDER (b.    ?)  Still Life

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Mat [Mathew] Colisha  (b. Nottingham, UK, 1966)

Mat Collishaw :: Natura Morte - In the Vanitas tradition.
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 Slezhana, Slavova (Russian) Still Life  with Samovar and BreadImage result for slavova snezhana samovar

Diamond, Erika onion skins  still life or installation

 David Ligare (b.1945, Oak Park,  IL) Still Life with Lemons

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Roy Lichtenstein  (b. NYC , 1923 -1997) Still Life with Palette, 1972




Fred Bell  Still Life green beans

  Fred Fochtman (b.1959)  Pear Study  
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Suzanne Gerard  Still Life

Fred Bell    Afternoon Still Life, 2011

Richard Diebenkorn  Knife in a Glass

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1945 still life with skull, leeks, and Pitcher  
Gerald Murphy   CocktailImage result for gerald murphy cocktail

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Georges Braque  Baluster and skull 1932

Joan Miro S L with Rose, 1916

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below:still Life with Rabbit, 1920

william scott
still life with lemons onb a plate
William Scott, Still Life - Lemons on a Plate, 1948

sir william scott gray till lofSie

     Still Life PhotographyWilliam Scott, Grey Still LIfe    Related image
The Demanding Art Of Still Life Photography – 25 New Photos
Still life conceptual photog

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       Max Beckman The Ice Man
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Ferdinand Botero Kitchen Table

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Tom Wesselmann  Still Life #30 (Refrigerator), 1963

 Jennifer Rubell
Food writer turned conceptual artist Jennifer Rubell creates whimsical culinary installations using food as an integral art medium. Whether it’s padding a room with 1,600 cones of pink cotton candy, hanging 1,521 doughnuts in a grid formation at the perfect tilt or presenting guests with 2,ooo lbs. of BBQ ribs, Rubell’s large-scale interactive installations are fascinating food art. The best part: guests 
are invited to interact (i.e. eat) the sculpture/
 Image result for jennifer rubel art installationsJennifer Rubell  Breakfast
from her exhibit FAITH.
 Visitors are encouraged eat the art during the installation.
Jennifer Rubell installation  And in the 1970s, interactive art

Ai wei wei (b. China)   

Vanitas 1552

1552 vantas

A vanitas painting contains collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures; it exhorts the viewer to consider mortality and to repent.Oct 25, 2015

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A vanitas painting contains collections of objects symbolic of the inevitability of death and the transience and vanity of earthly achievements and pleasures; it exhorts the viewer to consider mortality and to repent.Oct 25, 2015

 Raphael Peale (b. Annapolis, MD, the United Colonies,  1774-1825, America) Still life with Raisin Cake, 1813

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Still Life with Watermelon, 1813 

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Raphael Peale is considered to be the father of American art.


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The Charles Willson Peale family in 1773

Charles Willson Peale, The Peale Family, 1773
Charles Wilson Peale (b. 17451-18q27
Still Life with Cake, 1816
Charles Wilson Peale (1741- 1827)
He was the farther of Raphael and other siblings 

The youngest daughter of the American painter James Peale, Sarah Miriam Peale was considered the leading portrait painter in Baltimore and St. Louis during the mid-19th century.

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Margeretta Angelica Peale (1795-18820   Image result for charles willson peale balsam apples
 Still Life melon and peaches. 1828

Charles Willson Peale  Still Life with Fruit

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Le Panier de fraises des bois, Strawberries
Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon,Le panier de fraises des bois - Chardin

N. C. Wyeth, Still Life with Pipe, 1910

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Peter  Claesz  (b.1584-1657)  Still Life with a Basket of Cheese, 1624

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Jan Van Kessel  Vanitas Still Life (with watch), c. painting. 

Clara Peeters  (b. 1584-1657) Still Life with a Tart, roast chicken, bread, rice and olives, 1607-1621Related imageStill life with a tart, roast chicken, bread, rice and olives

Luis Melendez STILL LIFE (Using SL in all the following examples

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