Not so still life and interiors

Tuesday 26 September 2017

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By Melanie Cooper
Adelaide

About this Curation

Traditionally, the still life ranked among the lowest of genres in Western art because it did not revolve around the human subject. Still life paintings included formal arrangements of inanimate or dead objects including fruit and vegetables, shells, animals, bottles, vases and so on. These compositions often reflected on the brevity of life or, on the other hand, on abundance in nature.

With the rise of Modernism, artists used still life subjects and interior settings as the testing ground for exploring radical new ideas in representation and technique. The works featured here have been produced in the same spirit as their artistic forebears as images that encourage viewers to take a closer look at the inspiring potential of the every day.

About the Curator

Melanie is a visual artist and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide where she recently graduated with a phD in Art History. She writes academic articles for publication and reviews for online journals including Verso-MMXVI, Fine Print and Cerae: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Serving on a number of academic and editorial committees, Melanie is an active member of the arts community.

180cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on canvas
$4,900
49cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Archive quality signed Limited Edition Print 3 of 50
$215
30.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$825
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Limited Edition Giclée Print on 310gsm Arches Archival Paper. Edition 1/35
$373
76.2cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Highest quality acrylic paint and varnishes (matt and gloss) on acid free gallery wrapped stretched cotton canvas frame.
$695
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
print
$280
30cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Oil on board
$360
95cm (W) x 125cm (H)
oil on board
$3,300
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$1,300
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
high quality acrylic paint on light weight stretched canvas, sides painted. varnished, ready to hang unframed.
$480
34cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Graphite
$110
28cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Gouache paint on 300gsm watercolour paper, unframed.
$430
40.1cm (W) x 30.1cm (H)
Oil on canvas. Varnished.
$825
100cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on 2x Cradled Wood Panels.
$2,900
26cm (W) x 26cm (H)
oil paint on canvas stretched
$440
45.5cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on board
$635
20cm (W) x 25cm (H)
Artists Quality Oil on Box Canvas
$330
120cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Hand Cut Stencil & Aerosol
$1,350
75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
oil on linen
$1,950
42cm (W) x 59cm (H)
Limited edition Print No 16/250 Archival ink on 310gsm
$280