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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Luis Melendez: Still Life With Box of Jellied Fruit, Bread, Silver Salver, Glass and Wine Cooler



Luis MelĂ©ndez's “Still Life With Box of Jellied Fruit, Bread, Silver Salver, Glass and Wine Cooler.”


From The New York Times:

What is captivating is the near-photographic verisimilitude. The leathery grain of a cantaloupe hide, the gleam of copper pots; the spongy insides of a broken bread loaf, the dull grain of old wood, the transparency of glass: everything is seen with a near-microscopic attention to detail and rendered with an almost imperceptible painterly touch. Light and color are often realized with astounding vividness. Piled oranges and gnarly yellow pears glow as though lighted from within. A picture bathed in cool morning light, with eggs in a basket, a tin funnel and a brass pot, boasts front and center what might be the most beautiful head of cauliflower in the history of art.

3 comments:

  1. Oh, isn't this ravishing. Such loving attention to the beauty of the objects. It's as though they have a divinity of purpose and she's keen for us to understand it.
    Theresa Kishkan

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  2. Ravishing is the perfect word for it, I think!

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