Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The art of intimacy

The King's Breakfast 
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015

Intimacy -- we all want it.  One of the things that surprised
me in art, was how capturing a meal -- and in my case
especially breakfast (which in a hotel is served in a
luxurious way before a day filled with anticipation) -- can
deliver so much meaning.

I don't think I completely understood what captivated me
about still life until I started creating my own.  Still life
is so practical for an artist interested in recreating life.
It's right there, and can be photographed, or drawn, or

I'm not attracted to special light booths set up to hold a
still life because what I want is the story -- and during a
meal, when the food is presented, or  or just after it when
everything is finished.  Then the, napkins, dishes,
cups, glasses, cutlery hint at all that surrounded that meal.
In some ways there is nothing more intimate.

Have an enjoying your special moments day.

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