Tag: Still Life

Self portrait with pipe by Gustave Courbet.

Can You Name the First Realist?

Gustave Courbet: The Rebel of the Romantic Movement Learning the details of an artist’s life–the drama, the struggles, the mundane–can make their history and contributions to art really come alive. Gustave Courbet’s life fits that bill. I loved discovering all the details of how he was heralded as a rebel of the Romantic movement and is…

D'Art III by Laura Shechter.

Graffiti Art Is Just Another Still Life

On Canvas Artist Laura Shechter Takes a Turn Tagging NYC Graffiti Contemporary realist painter Laura Shechter made three decades worth of still lifes before she turned to urban cityscapes in 2002. By chance her husband snapped a picture during one of their walks along the gonnorhea-ridden Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. That showed Shechter how much the…