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Research Point - Part Two, Project 1 Composition (Still life)

Some research into the still life genre.  Look at different artistic interpretation overtime, in terms of subject matter, materials and composition, from the traditional approach in the 16th century onward through the 19th century to the contemporary artists of today.  1,131 more words

Drawing 1: Drawing Skills

Chardin and Peto

Artist Altoon Sultan offers this personal reflection on the still-life paintings of Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin and John Peto, titled, “The Ordinary Transfigured:”

Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin, “Water Glass and Jug,” 1760.

Drawing with pastels

My impression is that pastel painting is not very popular these days. I’ve even had conversations with art students who do not think that pastels are a legitimate medium or “for kids.” They had no idea that pastels have been widely used for over 500 years by lots of artists from Mr. 225 more words

STILL LIFE: 1600 - 2000

illem Kalf, Still Life, c. 1660, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art.

Aram Gershuni, Beet, 2013, Tel Aviv, Private-collection.

Odilon Redon, Still Life, 1901, Copenhagen, Ny Calrsbefrg… 88 more words