THE FLORENCE ART STUDIO

Still Llife Painting

Students create a uniquely individual Still Life developed in a step by step approach from the selection of material and set-up, through the final painting. Through this study students learn about the fundamental techniques of painting. Additionally the Studio offers an overview of the development of the Still Life in art history.

“It is well worth advocating the study of still life painting for the serious student, to prove its value in the search for beauty in arrangement, color, light, atmosphere and values…why should the earnest student overlook the simplest and most thorough way of acquiring all the knowledge of the craft of painting and drawing, the studying of inanimate objects, still life painting, the very surest road to absolute mastery over all technical difficulties. Once learned it applies to all painting, all drawing…”
Emil Carlsen, Palette and Bench, 1908