Still life with lillies, figs and wine by Maria Rose

Still life with lillies, figs and wine by Maria Rose

 

(Executive PA to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Secondment))

 

This painting is primarily a celebration of the simple epicurean pleasures in life: nature, food, wine, beautiful fabric and music, symbolised in my choice of items for this still life. It is also straightforwardly a celebration of paint and colour and the process of creating art.

The choice of lillies helped me create a dynamic composition, with their architectural form and were a natural choice for me, being my favorite flowers to have around my house (for their captivating scent!) They also, being frequently associated with death, conversely add a nod to the existentialism that keeps me celebrating the enjoyment of life I have here, (hopefully without the imagery becoming too heavy handed, I above all wanted to keep the tone celebratory!)

Reproduced by kind permission of Maria Rose
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