An Abstracted Life

Mike Giannella
“An Abstracted Life” is an encaustic painting that playfully exploring the realm of still life paintings of the renaissance. Often moody, and examining themes of life and death, still life paintings of the classical period used portraits of local fruits, vegetables, skulls and household items to represent those themes. In this painting that idea is abstracted or pulled apart into it's essential forms. Each shape could be a fruit or globe, while the subdued colors set the tone for the piece. Colored beads of wax and textured swirls add to the dissected feel of this piece. Placement recommendation: Place this painting where ever you would like to strike a conversation about the big questions in life.
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