Vermeer Still Life
Vermeer never painted a still life as such, but many of his interiors included them. A white jug like this appears in a 3 of his 37 paintings, a maid asleep, the girl with a wineglass and the music lesson. These images include seduction and inebriation, those were very prudish times. I have had great difficulty finding a pure white delft jug, but I managed to finally get one, with a little help from a can of spray paint.
What is it about typically tiny things made into giant large scale sculptures that makes it so appealing? Swedish sculptor, Claes Oldenburg does just that
best known for his public art installations typically featuring very large replicas of everyday objects. Our proposal called for a giant ice cream cone dropped upside down on one of the top corners of the building, tilted forward, so that melting ice cream would appear to drip over the windows. In her presentation of the work.The tilt differentiated it from the surrounding church steeples, while the emphasis on the cone form separated it from the advertising variations found in the street.
Ditte Isager is a Danish photographer based in New York. Her aesthetic is distinctly Nordic, drawing influence from the lighting in the paintings of the Dutch masters. I was particularly drawn to these still-lives titled Winter Food that she did for Copenhagen Food.
Claes Oldenburg Large Scale City Sculptures
student work 2nd grade has been busy learning about scale and proportion by studying Claes Oldenburg and his larger than life food sculp...
The Still Life Photographer Who Is Reinterpreting Dutch Masters
In her new book, Seizing Beauty, Paulette Tavormina creates fruit-and-floral portraits of dazzling splendor