STANLEY MOREL COSGROVE, R.C.A.
STILL-LIFE WITH JOURNAL DES ARTS
oil on board
signed and dated ‘46
23 ins x 32 ins; 58.4 cms x 81.3 cms
In Still-Life with Journal des Arts, Cosgrove purposely deconstructs the unified image, intertwining his work with the still lifes of Paul Cézanne and George Braque. A grouping of fruit emerges from a bundle of green cloth and paper. Cosgrove’s is a world of simultaneous perspective: a geometric collage in paint where the fruit is flat and yet lush, earthly delights compliment the events of the art world, and folds and layers blossom into a riot of colour.
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