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Is there Still Life ?:Continuity and Change in South African Still Life Painting

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Still life painting came to South Africa with other genres of art such as Portraiture and Landscape as part of the European settlement,and for the past hundred years or so it has been practised in a variety of different ways.

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Still life painting came to South Africa with other genres of art such as Portraiture and Landscape as part of the European settlement,and for the past hundred years or so it has been practised in a variety of different ways.Following the Cubist revolution,artists ,in this country as elsewhere,have regularly used Still Life both to refine their skills and to engage with their means of representation.But the same mundane objects of bottles,fruits,etc.whose very familiarity permits experimentation in in style are,of course,capable of communicating meaning in their own right.On the one hand,the celebration of ordinary domestic forms can convey the ethical idea of contentment and sufficiency in everyday life .And ,on the other ,many of these household objects have obvious symbolic potential that can be traced back to van Gogh and earlier schools of European art.

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ISBN

9781874817345

Date Published

2007

Publisher

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover,22x24cm,64pp