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A summer still life with flowers and silverware upon a patterned cloth

A summer still life with flowers and silverware upon a patterned cloth

Location: UK

Subject: Still Life

Medium: Oils

Date: 1950s

Signature: Knighton-Hammond

Dimensions: 50 cm x 60 cm

A summer still life with flowers and silverware upon a patterned cloth demonstrates Knighton-Hammond at his best in this genre The rich colours of the thick impasto oil paint provide texture to the elements of the composition. The table cloth provides the linear perspective and thus the depth creating a disposition of space. The flower painting shows Knighton-Hammond’s skill in the subject. The silver candle sticks and vase are cleverly depicted with highlights and reflections. The porcelain figurine is skilfully depicted. The dark background with the dark sculptured head provides the setting for the colourful elements of the foreground. This is one of Knighton-Hammond’s best still life pictures.

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