A collection of masterful still life paintings, mostly in oil.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This is a photograph, not a painting. Called mogra in India, this type of jasmine is worn by South Indian women, tied around the hair bun. Riding on a bus in a Chennai (Madras) one is enveloped in the heady fragrance of these blooms worn by the female passengers. The garlands are tied deftly with some kind of long grass twine, and sold from baskets on street corners. Hopefully this trade will not die out as India modernises and loses many of its customs.
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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