This is an early still-life painting from one of western Canada’s most loved artists. He used to be quite fond of this genre, but the soaring cost of produce and whisky (another favourite GNAY still-life inclusion) has rendered the staging of a “cornucopious” still-life quite prohibitive for the starving artist. Nobody but me seems to care, so I am writing an article for the prestigious “University of Krakow Journal of Art History” to bring my concerns to the general public. This week then, excerpts from my thesis – “Bad Apples: The Rising Price of Produce and the decline of Still-Life Painting in the Modern World”.


June 27, 2016

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