Make your own engaging and vibrant still life painting!
The concept of still life spans the history of art, and it took off as an artistic genre mainly in the Netherlands during the early 1600s. The High’s exhibition Dutch Art in a Global Age: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston showcases a diverse array of Dutch still life paintings, giving us a new opportunity to reexamine the genre with fresh eyes. The concept of still life has also inspired numerous self-taught and folk artists: Josephine Joy’s Symbol of Love and Mose Tolliver’s Chinese Fruit Basket are vibrant paintings that approach still life in unconventional and energetic ways.
In this studio workshop, instructor Daniel Mantilla will motivate us to rethink the concept of still life through careful observation of still life displays and will walk through the steps of forming a composition, underpainting, color theory, and value to enhance each work. At the end of the workshop, we will have an opportunity to share with our fellow classmates and receive instructor feedback.