Sharp-eyed Dutch chef Ernst de Witte took one look at van Gogh’s “Red Cabbages and Onions” (1887) and knew something was wrong.
Can photographers capture the vitality of flowers compellingly, innovatively, and beautifully? A new book gives a resounding yes.
What does it mean when the world’s richest person trolls us?
Murch’s painted dust can be so tangible you feel compelled to wipe off the picture.
In a hybrid text combining criticism and poems Robert Vas Dias explores the paradoxes of still life painting.
One hundred years after Mary Hiester Reid’s death, Flower Diary recovers the elusive, overlooked artist’s life and work
Who would have thought that still lifes would create such a strong reaction?
Porter’s struggle, and the ensuing invisibility of his work, are as much a part of his story as his masterful paintings that dignify humble everyday objects.
In their two-artist show at Mrs. Gallery, Sarah Bedford and Tracy Miller offer complementary approaches to bringing the historically devalued genre of still life painting into the 21st century.
The Dutch loved painting lemons; Italians, oranges and pears. Meanwhile, artists from the US and France were the most likely to incorporate the humble cracker into their canvases.
With a bit too much time on my hands and a subscription to Adobe Photoshop I have been playing with an idea: what will happen to traditional still life paintings when elements from contemporary life are grafted into them?
Sharon Core does not simply make photographs of still lifes that exactly re-create paintings, she creates the still lifes — literally.