Jeanne Duval
American, born 1956

Jeanne Duval’s still lifes of food and kitchenware are a continuation of the explorations of light, color, and perspective by artists such as Paul Cézanne and Rembrandt van Rijn. Working exclusively in oil paint, Duval pays the greatest care to the surfaces of her objects, tracing the play of light and shadow on and around them. Her tabletops usually take up the entire bottom frame of her compositions, drawing focus towards the objects and their varying textures and surfaces.