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Issue No. 18 - Humanity

Weekend Portfolio: Petr Strouhal

Weekend Portfolio: Petr Strouhal

All images and text © Petr Strouhal

During the 16th century, interest in nature grew, and various botanical encyclopedias and studies of flowers and nature emerged. We imported foreign plants and flowers in abundance, which later appeared in still life artworks around the world. Since then, motives grew as the years grew, and the limiting factors that had been reflected in still life decreased. From the hands of old masters, still life is passed on to the hands of a struggle for an observer. Colors no longer showed symbolism of life but of the environment in which we lived. 

A prerequisite for my work is an observer who has a certain degree of freedom but also a certain degree of responsibility, of which his own personal consciences inform him. He is able to think and work with a fiction that was caused by deconstruction and deformation. 

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Weekend Portfolio: Kyoko Takemura

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