I just came upon an old used copy of a book that I am very excited about. It is by a philosopher named Etienne Glison, a man I have never heard of, but wish I had discovered him years ago. He not only seems to see paintings in a way that it seems art critics never do, but he expresses an appreciation of still life paintings that is very rare indeed. He says that, because painting is, by its very nature, a still object, the most natural subject matter for it is objects that are still. He says, “…this is indeed a genre in which painting reveals its very essence and reaches one of its points of perfection.” (p.26) I couldn’t agree more!
I am an artist. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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