Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Is This What Still Life for the 21st Century Will Look Like?

The still life, or, as the French would say, “nature morte,” died sometime around the middle of the 20th century, despite modern art’s attempts to resuscitate the genre into Cubism and Expressionism. A piece in, of all places, the “Dining and Wine” section of The New York Times, however, might be taken as proof that there’s life in the old genre yet. Mike Geno’s still lives of exotic cheeses might seem like, well, cheesy takes on a moldy old art form best left in the cupboard, but I think that, looked at in a different light, they might be just what the 21st century needs from its still lives. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Is This What Still Life for the 21st Century Will Look Like?"

[Mike Geno. Cabrales D.O. Oil on wood, 8 x 8". Copyright Mike Geno,]

[Many thanks to Mike Geno for providing me with the image above.]

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