apples. I painted this still life following certain rules of composition,
playing with colors and shapes.
fascinated me. The details, techniques, the composition and perspective usually
show a great deal of skill and many years of hard work learning and practicing.
simple objects placed on the canvas or paper get their own meaning, telling their
own story, sometimes leaving the viewer wonder and imagine.
Sunflowers were symbolizing faithfulness, divine love, and devotion.
Fruits, let’s say a peeled lemon, were like life, attractive to look at, but
bitter to taste. Apples, especially with a bite, would return us to a
biblical story. Knife might suggest a transience of human life; but, together
with some seafood, it would change the meaning towards the reproducing implication.
pretty; but, also to show a combination of different colors, the gifts from
Fall. My knife in the composition plays an important role as a transformation pointer. It connects one part of the still life (the one with apples and
bottle) to a part with Sunflowers. I suggested that I cut the lemon with this
knife before placing it on the plate.
each of them have a great history themselves:
friend. It is a part of 1921 Bavarian set.
from clay 4 years ago.
painting can tell a lot; yet, just sitting there in the painting and looking