Title

Still Life with Figurine: Oil on Canvas [Drawing & Design]

Faculty Advisor

Elliott Jones

Presentation Type

Artwork

Disciplines

Graphic Design

Description/Abstract

Artist Statement

This work is an exploration of the Dutch still-life painting style based off my own display. I chose a variety of textures and materials in hopes to understand how to best demonstrate the effect of light and shadow on each surface. I was influenced by the Baroque painter Caravaggio’s technique of utilizing high contrasting light and shadow, and sought to mimic a similar drama. I chose deep, rich colors with subtle but intricate highlights. The combination of a muted, shadowy background and reflective materials such as the ceramic figurine, glass bottles, and metal planter further play off this concept.

Session Title

Art Exhibit

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Start Date

3-2-2018 8:00 AM

End Date

3-2-2018 12:30 PM

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Feb 3rd, 8:00 AM Feb 3rd, 12:30 PM

Still Life with Figurine: Oil on Canvas [Drawing & Design]

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northeast Atrium

Artist Statement

This work is an exploration of the Dutch still-life painting style based off my own display. I chose a variety of textures and materials in hopes to understand how to best demonstrate the effect of light and shadow on each surface. I was influenced by the Baroque painter Caravaggio’s technique of utilizing high contrasting light and shadow, and sought to mimic a similar drama. I chose deep, rich colors with subtle but intricate highlights. The combination of a muted, shadowy background and reflective materials such as the ceramic figurine, glass bottles, and metal planter further play off this concept.