Still-life holds a long tradition within art history. Once considered the lowliest in the hierarchy of genres established by painting academies, still-life nevertheless continued and grew in stature, capturing the imagination of master artists such as Chardin (1699-1779) and Cézanne (1839-1906).
This small photo series represents my appreciative and light-hearted nod to the genre. I employed some traditional still-life elements – drapery, fruit, books, teacups – but opted for a playful presentation by setting my subjects upon household chairs.
(NOTE: The oil painting depicted above is by Yehuda Podeswa (1926-2012).)