Monday, 1 September 2014

" ... the profundities of still life."


The Preacher's Chair

I know this isn't strictly what Proust was talking about but this does show the point that a still life can be found anywhere. There are several reasons for drawing a still life arrangement; because one loves the objects, the collection of pieces is about something, a showing of technique or just about composition. On the other hand, there is the 'found' still life, the one that just silently sits there, waiting to be noticed.

"I tried to find beauty there where I had never imagined before that it could exist, in the most ordinary things, in the profundities of "still life." 
- Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past