Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 1st Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 1st Floor; Near Elevator and Room 101

Still Life With Landscape

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.21.2
Artist:
Jay Constantine
Credit:
Donated by Jay and Patricia Constantine
Medium:
Alkyd on Shaped Panel
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 30" Width: 84"
Historical Context:
Dating back to ancient times, the still life image has been popular across artistic movements, cultures and periods. While historically they were painted based on a random assortment of items, local Grand Rapids artist Jay Constantine takes the still life image out of the artist’s studio and into the world of science. Driven by the boundlessness of human curiosity, Constantine explores a number of scientific studies in his still life images, everything from glaciers to microorganisms. In his own words on his painting, "An imaginative scene with still life and landscape elements. The painting celebrates the study of the natural world."