Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Still Life with Fruit and Champagne

After I reading the passage Still Life with Fruit and Champagne, I know that how peaceful and relax the life could be. Forrest Gump said life is like a box of chocolate you never know what you are going to get. It means life is full of choices and adventure. Like the picture which is drawn by Helen Searle in the passage. What she indicates is a enjoyable still life as you can see. Drink some champagne, eat some fruit and see what the bee is doing, life could be colorful!But still life is not only the situation that the paint tells, it's just a kind of peaceful life.

Through long time observation of this painting, I have new ideas about the painting. There are two bunches of grapes one is the color with purple and another is a yellow grape with leaf not green any more and it breaks. This indicates a change from young stage to old stage of life. The peach implies that the more we grown, the more we become mature like the color of the red plum in the picture. And the green plum, the hazard nut,and the branch, they all tell me that the life road that we are gonna walk in the future will not flat all the way, some roads are tough to walk and they can make us get injured during the walk.The champagne and the bee are the things that makes our life interesting and colorful. Anyway the concept of life can be either easy or complicated, depends on how you look at it.

1 comment:

dd adams said...

excellent evaluation of the piece you chose! i can tell you put a lot of time and thought into this and you helped me to see things that i didn't necessarily see with a cursory glance the first time.

its amazing what we will see, in life and art, if we all took the time to look a little closer.