A still life is a work of art depicting an arrangement of inanimate objects, such as fruit, drinking glasses or bolts of fabric. Although it is one of art’s more traditional subjects, modern artists still find innovative and engaging ways to depict objects.
This small exhibition celebrates still life paintings from the Swindon Collection of Modern British Art. Designed to complement ‘From Where I’m Standing’, it shows how artists depict three dimensional objects in paint, pencil and ink. The exhibition includes important paintings by major British artists including Edward Wadsworth, Ivon Hitchens and Stephen McKenna. The exhibition also includes work by artists with a Swindon connection, including Walter Poole, Desmond Morris and Peter Ferguson.
Image: Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) The Chinese Bowl, 1936. Oil on canvas. Presented by the Art Fund, 2003.