Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Paula Modersohn-Becker - Still Life with Goldfish

Paula Modersohn-Becker
Still Life with Goldfish, 1906

This painting was part of a 2008 exhibition called: FRAGILE BEAUTY, GLASS IN THE FOCUS OF ART :

Ever since painting reached the modern period, representations of transparent illusions, of what is hardly existent, have been more suitable than almost any other motif for demonstrating a artistic skill in painting. Thus the transparency and seeming "non-objectivity" of a glass object, its contrasting properties of simultaneous fragility and hardness, its ability to bundle light, to call forth reflections and reflect the world in a microcosm, have stimulated painters in every period art history to do their very best.

More on Paula Modersohn-Becker, here.

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