‘Fifty-One Shades Of Gray … Still Life In The Dutch Manner’

Artists from the 17th century Dutch Golden Age are best known for their magnificent realistic paintings. Cynthia Kelly Overall is an enthusiastic fan of its still life sub-genre and, as a result, the gallery walls are covered in art depicting household objects, flowers and food in quiet arrangements. “The still life painters adhered to certain rules to please their patrons’ appetites,” she explained. “The artists’ success lay in their ability to accentuate the unique essence of each object.” That’s something Overall has mastered as well.


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‘Fifty-One Shades Of Gray … Still Life In The Dutch Manner’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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