Presenting a slice of life, still life gives the artist more freedom in the arrangement of elements within a composition than do others such as landscapes or portraiture. Usually symbolic, the works are not just another ‘pretty vase with some flowers’ or just another ‘group of pears’. The magic of still life lies in the new way of looking at ordinary objects around us.
In this post, we have for you works of Ramesh Kher, Manjusha Athani, Shrikant Kolhe and Parbbonni Bhowmik which are imbued with life beyond the ordinary.
The life of a flower usually ends in slow, inglorious decay as petals wilt and succumbs to the cycle of life, but these flowers shot by German photographer Martin Klimas go out with a bang. For his exploding flower photographs the artist first soaked them in liquid nitrogen to ensure the petals were brittle as eggshells and then blasted them from behind with an air gun resulting in dazzling bursts of color. View Martin Klimas’s works here: http://goo.gl/CENZ02
Look beyond the inanimate and tell us what you see in these
curated works of art (leave a comment below).