Saturday, November 2, 2013

COLOR: Still Life

Dante Altamirano
On Friday, students made color drawings from an arrangement of their own choosing. Dante's drawing above illustrates a momento mori or reminder of death and the afterlife. Throughout art history the skull has been used as a symbol of death. The fruit in the composition symbolizes the transience of life. And the watery background suggests a great unknown abyss. The impressionistic and expressive handling of the materials adds to the element of time and memory.

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