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Still Life in Art and Design

August 2, 2016

The old masters were on to something good when they arranged objects in  interesting compositions in order to paint them. Talk about controlling your environment for  art.  Lighting, shapes, colors, spaces and textures can be arranged at will. Things can be made to look like something that they aren’t.  Fruits and vegetables, flowers and all manner of things can star in a still life. A group of our Level 4 Research for Art and Advanced Design students (Coral) had a go at creating their own still life for photography.   Each student has an ongoing art theme and their still life reflected that theme.  They are taking these photos to create new inspiration and designs from entire or partial crops.  The photo is only a by product, on the way to an exciting new medium – maybe acrylic, colored pencil or fabric and threads. Here is a flavor of just a few still life close ups from a few of our group. I managed to snap them while they were arranging and photographing.    Gail

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  1. Penny Peters permalink
    August 2, 2016 10:52 pm


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