Friday, September 23, 2011

Still-lifes "a la Mexicana"

Naturaleza Muerta ó Bodegón is the name for still-life in Spanish. There is a Latin-American tradition when it comes to creating still-lifes. The depictions might include: daily life objects, local fruits and foods. Colors tend to be brighter than in European paintings and sometimes artists go for the "faux-naive" effect. These are examples created by yours-truly. Next I will be working on a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) piece as that time of the year is approaching.