EVENT #: 52738
Still life is defined as “an arrangement of inanimate, everyday, objects, whether natural objects (flowers, food, wine, bread, dead fish, and game, etc.) or manufactured items (books, bottles, crockery, etc. It comes from the Dutch word still even. In French, still life is called nature morte, literally dead nature.
Still lifes are found in ancient Egyptian tombs and Roman frescoes , and gloriously celebrated in the works of 17th century Dutch and Flemish artists. Down through the centuries, still life found favor in the works of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Morandi. Into the new millennium, artists continue to keep the still life tradition alive.
In keeping with this tradition, Art Anton presents “Be Still,” a collection of still life paintings as seen from the viewpoint of contemporary Filipino artists, who have in their own way imbibed the classical norms of this beloved genre.
Participating artists are: Edmund Andrada, Cezar Arro, Iris Babao-Uy, Grandier Bella, Malyn Bonayog, Cee Cadid, Marloun Mago, Josue Mangrobang, Otto Neri, Clint Normandia, Rembert Quimada, Romar Quimada, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, and Daniel Yu.