Thursday 28 June 2012: Still Life
I read an article by Karl Cole / Curator about terms that are used by art historians. Quoting his words: One of them is "still life". In French it's "nature morte" (dead nature) and in German it's "stillleben" (still/quiet life). The genre of still life emerged during the Renaissance in Northern Europe, and then blossomed as a full-fledged subject matter during the Baroque period (ca. 1600-1750). The interesting thing about still life is that it emerged at the same time that there was a burgeoning middle class in Europe eager to patronize art the same as the nobility.
It inspired me to chose a still life as my project for today.