Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor, President's Reception Area

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Fleurs Dans un Vase Blanc (Flowers in a White Vase)

Oil on canvas
circa 1970
Artworks - Height: 25.5 in Width: 19.5 in
Historical Context:
Very little is known about the life or education of French artist Fernand Renard, whose painting Fleurs dans un vase blanc follows in the tradition of the table-top still life begun in seventeenth century Holland. Renard portrayed his still life images in a decidedly trompe l’oeil manner, producing an extremely tightly finished surface with no visible brushstrokes. Renard renders the still life with almost surgical precision, creating an idealized still life rather than a realistic one. Perfectly centered on a shallow shelf and set against an earth-tone background, an off-white vase with red accents holds a small floral arrangement. A variety of flowers at different stages of maturity fill the vessel.