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Cornucopia, 2014

Archival digital pigment print
This is part of a limited edition set.
15 × 20 in
38.1 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 15
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22 1/2 × 30 in
57.2 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 7
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36 × 48 in
91.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 5
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location
Boston
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About the work
Paulette Tavormina
American, b. 1949
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Paulette Tavormina creates lush images that look more like 17th-century Old Masters’ paintings than the digital photographs they truly are. Intending to call to mind Baroque still lifes by the likes of Francisco de Zurbarán, Giovanna Garzoni, and Caravaggio, her carefully composed images balance light and shadow, life and decay. Tavormina scours farmers’ markets and flower shops for the “perfectly imperfect” subjects to populate her lavish table settings. Within these scenes of abundance, memento mori are evident in the form of bruised fruit, wilting flowers, spoiled oysters, and other reminders of the inevitability of death and decomposition.

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About the work
Paulette Tavormina
American, b. 1949
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Paulette Tavormina creates lush images that look more like 17th-century Old Masters’ paintings than the digital photographs they truly are. Intending to call to mind Baroque still lifes by the likes of Francisco de Zurbarán, Giovanna Garzoni, and Caravaggio, her carefully composed images balance light and shadow, life and decay. Tavormina scours farmers’ markets and flower shops for the “perfectly imperfect” subjects to populate her lavish table settings. Within these scenes of abundance, memento mori are evident in the form of bruised fruit, wilting flowers, spoiled oysters, and other reminders of the inevitability of death and decomposition.

Cornucopia, 2014

Archival digital pigment print
This is part of a limited edition set.
15 × 20 in
38.1 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 15
Contact for price
22 1/2 × 30 in
57.2 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 7
Contact for price
36 × 48 in
91.4 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 5
Contact for price
location
Boston
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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