Oil on canvas
"Over the last fifty years, Janet Fish has drawn on her embrace of change and her belief in the underlying interconnectedness of things to fuel her remarkable painting practice. She philosophizes that to stop changing is to die, a conviction that drives her unending formal experimentation and her mastery of multiple genres. Change inhabits each painting as well. The objects that serve as armatures for color and light in her work are exuberant in their state of flux. The long conceptual, formal, and iconographic history of the still life genre confirms our own experience. Though the artist works against the idea of capturing a photographic instant, she preserves a mood, a quality of light, and a sense of place to which we can continually return."
LOOK at more of Fish's work from the DC Moore Gallery, which represents her (this is also where the blurb above comes from)
READ this: Artist Profile: Janet Fish (as you read, make special note of the many connections between Fish and other artists we have discussed).
1. The paintings of Fish and Cézanne are different - and they lived and worked at very different times in history. Still, they share similarities. Explain using points from the reading to support your answer.
2. Her work has been described as "photorealist" but she disagrees with this assertion. Explain using points from the reading to support your answer.
3. The assigned reading, video, and gallery link provided many more topics than those addressed in questions #1 and #2. Take this opportunity to explain what you found to be of particular interest.