Still life with flowers, N. N. Sapunov, 1912
- Author: Nikolay Nikolaevich Sapunov
- Museum: Russian Museum
- Year: 1912
Overview of the painting :
Still life with flowers – Nikolay Nikolaevich Sapunov. 1912. Cardboard, tempera, pastel. 104×84.5
Nikolay Nikolaevich Sapunov (1880-1912) – representative of the Blue Rose art association. Flowers, frequent heroes of the artist’s paintings, are part of nature that inspired his picturesque temperament, nourished by sensual and inspired love for color.
The favorite genre of still life acquired a symbolic meaning in the artist’s work. Aturmorte with flowers captures the frozen world of things as if living according to their own laws. Paper flowers, the coldness and alienation of porcelain with a painted ornament, the poisonous bright blue background – everything in work seems to compete with nature and natural harmony. Still life, located on the table, as if frozen outside of time and space, it does not have fulcrum. The two-mirium and the beauty that has perplexed over the bustle and reality, which is barely real and ready to disappear at any moment, to decay, was reflected in this one of the postulates of the philosophy of symbolism.