Still-life with Baroque Flowers

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Oil painting “Still-life with Baroque Flowers” by Yulia Nikonova.

Inspired by Hildegard Schwammberger.

Oil on canvas.

Size: 20 x 24 in.

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Yana Timoshenko

December 03, 2022

Wow, this is gorgeous!

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

January 10, 2022

Brimming with life and vibrancy, Yulia Nikonova’s "Still-life with Baroque Flowers" puts the concept of still life to the test. Some traditionalists might contest the present work's designation as a still life due to the snail and bee near the bottom of the canvas. I would dispute this claim just because it comes from traditionalists, as across the board, I think it best to beware of people who profess unwavering commitments to tradition. In the fine arts, traditionalists are perhaps the most misguided of all critics. If we always rejected change, innovation, and subversion in art, we would only have cave drawings (nothing wrong with them, but I prefer variation). Traditionally still lifes are supposed to depict either dead or unmoving things. This is ridiculous as even cut flowers in a vase (flowers are one of the most common motifs in still lifes) grow and change. Why draw the line at flowers? Let the bugs in the picture.

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Yulia Nikonova
Figurative, Still Life
Painting - Unframed
20.00 inches wide
24.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
7.00 lbs
Toms River, NJ, US