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oil and acrylic on water based latex print on canvas

55x68 inches




Dutch still life (or vanitas) paintings of the 17th century seemingly depict lush tabletops of fruits, flowers, oysters cut open lemons. Their deeper meaning, however, was meant to remind their viewer of their own mortality through the fleeting quality of earthly pleasures (one's short time on earth versus an eternity in heaven).

This painting was made be reproducing such a painting by Willem Kalf (1619 – 31 July 1693). The abstractly painted marks reinterpret the work through a Cubist lens; a group of artists who also concerned themselves with time, by representing multiple viewpoints of an object simultaneously.

Tiffany Calvert

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