McNay Art Museum

A wine reception follows the talk at 6:30.

Object Romance: Contemporary Approaches to Still Life

April 27, 2016 to August 7, 2016

Traditionally considered a lesser genre compared to others such as history and landscape painting, still life grew in prominence in the 20th century. Rather than promote the interests of an elite class, 20th-century still lifes reflect the individual histories and creative ambitions of their makers. With the rise of modernism and consumer culture, artists depicted unconventional objects such as mass-produced goods and broadly experimented with their methods of representation, turning the aged genre into a vital means of contemporary expression.

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