FAMOUS ARTIST Uriy Kalinin

‘’Personality is everything in art and poetry.’’ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One of the most famous Russian painters of 20th century.

Still life painting gives the artist full control over his subject. Provided the still life compositions have been set up properly with a steady light source – north-facing window, or artificial lights and reflectors – then the artist is free to concentrate on rendering what he sees…

Still Life with Raspberries

2001

 

A still life is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, shells, etc.) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, etc.).

“There is no death in nature! Everything lives and everything moves, everything inhales and exhales, everything changes every minute” said the Étienne-Joseph-Théophile Thoré was a French journalist and art critic.

One of the greatest masters of still-life once stated: “Who said one paints with colors? Some employs colors, but some paints with feeling”.

Still Life With Watermelon

2001

Indeed, still-life, which is all about depicting things that surround people in their everyday life, can touch us not less than any other genre. The favorite objects of representation have always been flowers, fruit and vegetables, seafood, pots and pans, which can actually become allegorical images translating complicated philosophical senses at times.

A modern still-life painting can be a perfect thing to decorate your interior with and can, actually, be of any subject-matter: from a still-life with flowers and with fruit to metaphorical and historical still-lives.

Quite often the pictures are made look so realistic that you may find it very difficult to tell life from an image. Oil on canvas still life for sale probably enjoys the highest popularity. Still life techniques will look good in the decoration of interiors, especially of dining rooms and kitchens.