A Closer Look: Still Life

What is still life We are familiar with the objects portrayed but have difficulty explaining the essence of this popular art form Erika Langmuir examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting She discusses its evolution from the trompe l oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of CaravWhat is still life We are familiar with the objects portrayed but have difficulty explaining the essence of this popular art form Erika Langmuir examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from other categories of painting She discusses its evolution from the trompe l oeil wall paintings of antiquity, through its revival in the age of Caravaggio and Vel zquez, and again in the works of C zanne and Picasso Originally published as Pocket Guide Still Life, this eloquent survey benefits from a wider format, new reproductions, and updated references.
A Closer Look Still Life What is still life We are familiar with the objects portrayed but have difficulty explaining the essence of this popular art form Erika Langmuir examines the special fascination of still life and wha

  • Title: A Closer Look: Still Life
  • Author: Erika Langmuir
  • ISBN: 9781857095005
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Closer Look: Still Life”

    1. This short book, one of a series produced by the National Gallery, is a very helpful introduction to the genre of still life painting. The author explains its beginnings in the Greek xenia (offerings to guests), now known only from description, and Roman wall paintings, like those preserved at Herculaneum and Pompeii. In the medieval and Renaissance period the naturalistic depiction of flowers and objects was justified by their inclusion in narrative paintings, though there are fascinating insta [...]

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