Jan Rupert Art Centre New Exhibition
Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
Jan Rupert Art Centre New Exhibition Opening 11th of November 2021
Inspired by the Rupert Museum’s permanent collections, this instalment of Nature Morte is the second part, following the much appreciated show under the same title that was shown at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch during the first part of the year.
Still lifes and interior scenes are a well-practiced genres in the visual arts. The significance of which is particularly relevant since the start of the pandemic, as we have experienced confinement to our domestic spaces the world over.
Through the mediums of drawing, painting and print, the South African stylistic movements of the 20th and 21st century through the genre of stills are recognized, compared and celebrated. Prominent artists like Irma Stern, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs, Alexis Preller, Erik Laubscher, Christo Coetzee, Penelope Siopis, Derrick Nxumalo and Marion Arnold amongst others, are included. A small but very prominent inclusion of 16thand 17th century Flemish still lifes are incorporated for comparison with food and still photography by Cape Town based photographers Claire Gunn, Michelle Parkin and Nadine Greeff.