Guy Diehl in the International Still Life Exhibition

International Still Life Exhibition features artists from Europe, U.S.

December 2017

by Enterprise Staff

The show will feature paintings by Diehl, Boyd Gavin, Frank Damiano, Gregory Kondos, Wayne Thiebaud and other renowned U.S. artists, and international artists such as James Bland (England), Ilaria Roselli Del Turco (Italy) and Agnieszka Nienartowicz (Poland), among others.

While still-life painting was a popular genre in the ancient world, it declined after that and didn’t re-emerge as an independent genre until the 16th century, when it was considered “lowly,” because it did not involve human subject matter.

By the 19th century, however, the still life became a significant genre and flourished through the work of artists such as Henri Fantin-Latour, Paul Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh.

This exhibit will feature more than 30 different versions of the still life.