the Still Life


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CaravaggioStillLifeWithFrui.jpg

Sub category is Xenia - still life that deals with food.

Caravaggio was a master of light and shadow, but what a troubled man. He may have killed someone, I'm just saying?


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Three-Skulls.jpg

Watercolor for Three Skulls. watercolor



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Cezanne-1.skull.jpg

Paul Cezanne - Still Life with Skulls,oil



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Vanitas - beware the earthly Vanities. Peter Claesz (Dutch), oil
These painting dealt with warnings concerning personalities, vanities and morals.
They used many symbols to get their message across such as the skull and hour glass.

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Three-Skulls.jpg

Watercolor study for Cezanne's three skulls, watercolor

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cezanne.pyramid-skulls.jpg

Cezanne's-Three Skulls,oil

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Vanitas-Still-Life-with-a-Tulip,-Skull-and-Hour-Glass.jpg
Philippe Champaign
A painting with a clear warning. What might it be? A flower, a skull, and an hour glass, mmmm? oil

Van Gogh - Still Life's

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vincent-van-gogh-paintings-from-the-yellow-house-6.jpg

Van Gogh - Sun Flowers,oil

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Vincent_van_Gogh_GOV012.jpg

Van Gogh - The Old Shoes, oil

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Still_life_roses_in_a_vase.JPG


Van Gogh - Roses, oil

Raphaelle Peale - Still Life's

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Peale,Raphaelle_WatermelonsAndMorningGlories.jpg

Raphaelle Peale, Watermelon, oil - Xenia

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Peale,Raphaelle_stillLifeWithOrangeAndABook.jpg

R.P, Orange on Book, oil

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Peale,Raphaelle_StillLifeWithCake.jpg

R.P., Cake,oil

Paul Cezanne - Watercolors and Oils
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cezanne_still-life.jpg
oil
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Still-Life-with-a-Curtain.jpg
oil

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CezanneStillLifePeppermintBottle.gif

This may be a Matisse done after a Cezanne. oil
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cezanne.chairback.jpg

watercolor

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pencil, pastel?
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cezanne.basket-apples.jpg
oil
Do you see a difference in the paint handling between the oils and Watercolors?
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watercolor

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watercolor
Look At the amount of lines used and the way color overlaps color making new lines and color. Could this be a beginning for Cubism?

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Cezanne_Still_Life_with_Apples_a_Bottle_and_a_Milk_Pot.jpg

watercolor

Georgio Morandi - Still Life's

Morandi did studies for all his paintings especially the still life paintings. He used pencil and watercolor.
Once he started a painting if he did not like the way it was going, he'd scrape the oil paint off the canvas
and onto the floor. He would then begin again. He was on the brink of greatness when he decided to leave
Paris and its modern art and go back to Bologna, Italy to live and paint in his families home. He may have become
a Fascists as Italy was under Mussolini's rule at this time. This may have been a way to stay alive or maybe
he really believed in being a Fascist.
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Pencil
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Pencil - Working out positive/negative spaces. It was the space between as in the space between notes in music.
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ICI,NY_Still_Life,_1944,_Pencil_on_paper,_Estorick_Collection_,LondonIMG00172_(1).jpg

Pencil
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Oil Composition. What is the focal point?

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Watercolor

Watercolor Drawing - Do you think the drawing above could be related to the painting below?
Morandi drew constantly working out his theories about composition.
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morandi.jpg
Oil

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morandi_15.L.jpg
Oil Again. What is the focal point?

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Pencil

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morandi_14.L.jpg
Oil


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giorgio-morandi.jpg
Oil

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Morandi-wc-1959w.jpg
Watercolor

Edward Manet - Impressionist

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Edward Manet - oil Sub Category of still life known as natura morte
Know mainly for his portraits, His still life paintings were beautiful whether dead fish, fruit or dead animals.
Notice his use of black and how "up" in the foreground his focal point is.
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Edouard_Manet_Bunch_of_Asparagus.jpg

Edward Manet - oil - Look at the brush strokes, They are very loose and flowing.
Objects are described in one or two strokes, color values make forms, this is the beginning of Impressionism.

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oil
The first crime scene painting?

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oil
Manet did many beautiful small flower paintings as well as other types of still life. He also redefined the art of the portrait.

Richard Diebenkorn
Diebenkorn was a west Coast artist that explored figurative painting (Bay Area Figurative Painters) before
finding his footing with the Ocean Park series of abstracts based upon his neighbor and it's landscapes.
He drew every morning for at least two hours, usually figures or still life or sketches
for his paintings and usually in black and white,charcoal or paint — watercolors or oil or mixtures.
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oil
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oil
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In a Diebenkorn everything happens quickly. Objects are observed then painted. They are objects he knows, we know, we live with. Paint is applied loosely and in an expressive manner. The paint is thick. Things happen and there are few corrections that cannot be seen. The history of the painting is right there. There is no way to cover up, there is no need to cover up.
Oil-Small paintings are intimate. They are usually done quickly. In Diebenkorn's case they are like studies in color and composition. Simple objects become major players, in the league with angels and mythological figures. These feel similar to Manet's small work.
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oil
David Bogart
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oil

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an-unhealthy-lunch.jpg
oil

The artists used here is unknown but is this finished or not?

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2still1.jpg

pencil and watercolor - What constitutes a finished painting?

Wayne Thiebaud
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WayneThiebaudDarkCones.jpg
watercolour
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WayneThiebaud-BostonCremes.jpg
oil
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oil
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watercolor or a print

Wayne Thiebaud was known as a Pop Artist but rejected this label. He felt he was more a kin to Stewart Davis
and the American image painters. He is still alive and painting. His paintings are known for their color, draftsmanship
and the use of complementary colored lines that encompass all or part of his images.
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oil

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oil

oil
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oil

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oil

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oil

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Kate Macdonald
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Kate MacDonald
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GrapeTomatos_Lo_Res.jpg
James Neil
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Adriaen Van Utrecht