Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still-Life Tradition

Author(s): Michael Petry (Royal Academy Schools)

Art History

Structured according to the classical categories of the still-life tradition Flora, Food, House and Home, Fauna, and Death, each chapter explores how the timeless symbolic resonance of thememento mori a reminder of death, change, and the passing of time has been rediscovered for a new millennium. Among the artists represented are John Currin, Saara Ekstrom, Elmgreen & Dragset, Renata Hegyi, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Gary Hume, Jeff Koons, McDermott & McGough, Beatriz Milhazes, Gabriel Orozco, Marc Quinn, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Cy Twombly. "

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General Fields

  • : 9780500292235
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : January 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Michael Petry (Royal Academy Schools)
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 1
  • : 288