1. Kathy
    November 18, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    Jeff: Great blog! Love the painting. You really got me thinking about the term "still life" that does sound like an oxymoron. I couldn't quite explain it to myself, so I looked to another for a definition and this is what I found:


    The term still life did not come into being until 1650. The French adopted the term nature morte, dead nature, around 1750. The painter de Chirico was said to have preferred the Italian term vita silente. The Japanese, however, call still life, calm things.


  2. Joanne Licsko
    November 18, 2009 @ 6:39 pm

    It is an odd way to describe a style of painting where in fact, the artist brings sometimes ordinary, everyday objects to life. Lovely painting.


  3. Pierre Raby
    November 22, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

    Great post Jeff, I share the same reflection about these terms. In some ways, they never sound appropriate. Koan is an interesting
    approach (humoristic too)for their apparent contradiction.
    Great work too!


  4. Carolina
    November 26, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    Great painting…. in spanish still lifes are called as in French, and also "bodegón", a more term
    Best regards,


  5. Carolina
    November 26, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    a more cheerful term…


  6. Mary Sheehan Winn
    December 11, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    You really do bring the subject to life. There's a wonderful vibration in your use of color.


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