In Dramatic Still Lifes, A Contemporary Painter Channels the Old Masters
In In an Old House (2015), Zadorine applies
Les Pommes (2015) also depicts a wooden table—this time as a support for a young girl, a stack of books, and eight apples. One could speculate that the smattering of fruit is a visual metaphor for loss of innocence and sexual desire , considering apples’ biblical connotation. Or it could be a simple allusion to everyday life and a moment of respite, reminiscent of a
In Le Chien d’ Andrei / Andre’s Dog (2015), the main character, a young boy no older than age six, leans against the wall wearing a wrinkled shirt and similarly rumpled pair of shorts, alluding to a day filled with work or rowdy play. Natural light enters the room and cuts across the boy’s body, illuminating ripples in his clothing and the fur of his small pet dog, also at rest. Both look as if they might be dreaming—taking a moment to let their minds wander away from the day’s routine.
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