What does still life mean in today’s fast-paced world? Examine the context behind Paolini’s Fruit and Flowers on a Ledge, Peto’s Student’s Materials, or Vanitas Still Life by Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts in A Life, Still blog. Submit your own 21st century 2-d of video version by August 31 for inclusion in this special juried exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
(Top) John Frederick Peto, Student’s Materials, circa 1890–1900, oil on canvas, 20 3/8 x 16 3/8 in., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bequest of Maxim Karolik.
(Bottom left) Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts, Vanitas Still Life, circa 1668, oil on canvas, 33 1/4 x 30 3/4 in., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Abbot Lawrence Fund
(Bottom center) Jan Jansz. van de Velde, Still Life with Goblet and Fruit, 1656, oil on canvas, 14 3/4 x 13 3/4 in., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Anonymous gift, by exchange.
(Bottom right) Paolini, Fruit and Flowers on a Ledge, 1620-30, oil on canvas, 21 1/8 x 30 3/4 in., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund.