Paulette Tavormina, ‘Crabs and Lemon, after P.C., from the series Natura Morta’, 2009, Robert Klein Gallery
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Crabs and Lemon, after P.C., from the series Natura Morta, 2009

Archival digital pigment print
13 11/16 × 19 13/16 in
34.8 × 50.3 cm
Edition of 15
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Boston
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About the work
Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Printed under the direct supervision of the artist

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Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on label verso
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.

Paulette Tavormina, ‘Crabs and Lemon, after P.C., from the series Natura Morta’, 2009, Robert Klein Gallery
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About the work
Robert Klein Gallery
Boston

Printed under the direct supervision of the artist

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on label verso
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.

Crabs and Lemon, after P.C., from the series Natura Morta, 2009

Archival digital pigment print
13 11/16 × 19 13/16 in
34.8 × 50.3 cm
Edition of 15
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Boston
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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