Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Across from Room 260

Souvenir

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.21.1
Artist:
Richard Estrin
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
2009
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 38 in Width: 28 in
Description:
Painting of a mini-fridge. The door of the refrigerator is open and a finch sits on the door and is pulling a blue ribbon from inside. There are two plastic bottles in the door and a rose has fallen from inside and is laying along the edge. On top of the refrigerator is a plant in a green pot, a pink and white lily, and yellow daffodils. There are grapes and a blue watering can behind them. In the background there is a rose bush.
Historical Context:
Dating back to ancient times, the still life image has been popular across artistic movements, cultures and periods. For GVSU Art and Design students, still life images are used to practice their skills of composition, realism, perspective and color use. Historically, they were painted in artist studios with a random assortment of plates, bowls, flowers, fruit and ribbons strewn about a table. While the concept and composition of still lives hasn’t changed over the years, the content and objects portrayed are significant in representing the artist and their surroundings.