A feature of some contemporary still life is the idea of background becoming of equal importance to the subject. Perhaps this can be read as a reflection of a new way of seeing the Self as a continuum. Bright colours are used for the backgrounds, rather than the traditional shadowy neutrals.
This is a collection of favorite still life paintings I've found over the years. I have a particular interest in the oil medium, but occasionally include works in other media, even the odd photo of a nice vase or flower. I hope it will provide a resource for still life painters and art lovers.
There are a few paintings of interiors, and some botanical paintings, which are not really classified as still life, but they fit better here than in my landscape or figurative painting blogs (see links).
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