Oil paint on fibreboard, 13×17 inches. Handmade oil painting.
Масло, оргалит, 32 * 42 см
Still life with a teapot
Still life with a teapot — it would seem, what a simple name for a picture. And what an abundance of bright, juicy nature. This overflowing power of color, love for life and admiration for it. Take a look at the center of the composition: all objects seem to be sculpted by the author with multidirectional strokes. They have several complex shades of red that change in the light. The multi-colored fruit only enhances the reflections on the polished table. And the combination of rich orange and blue tones makes this table look like an oriental rug. By the way, the graceful shape of the teapot also refers to the East. Together with an ultramarine vase and a glass glass, they complete this splendor, which cannot but delight the eye. It’s amazing how much love for life is in the artist’s perception of the world. Handmade oil painting.
See other paintings by Evgenia Zragevskaya here: Winter landscape
This still is a direction of fine arts. The artist does not paint «from nature». He pre-arranges individual objects and places them in the interior in accordance with the semantic task and only then creates. On such canvases, the most common things are depicted: from food to dead animals. These are necessarily immovable objects in timeless space.
The term «still life» came into the languages of the world from France. «Nature morte» literally means «dead nature, nature», that is, it fully reflects the essence of the direction — dead animals, harvested fruits, cut flowers.
The distant predecessors of the genre include the plot compositions of Ancient Egypt. The wall paintings contained images of objects that were supposed to serve the deceased in the afterlife. In the painting of Pliny the Elder, there is a description of still lifes. He admires the paintings of Zeuxis (420-380 BC), which skillfully depict birds, grapes, and glasses of wine.