Monday, March 16, 2009
Wonderful Still Life, Catherine Maize
Only recently, have I been introduced to the still life painter, Catherine Maize. Represented by the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco and the William Baczek Gallery in Northampton, MA, Maize creates miniature compositions—typically 5x7 inches—which draw the viewer into a muted world of form created by simple brushstrokes. The studies of light and shadow are reminiscent of Giorgio Morandi [1890-1964], but on a much smaller scale. Maize one-ups Morandi with the intimacy of detail. The beautifully painted works of art should be experienced. Viewing them on the Internet really doesn't do them justice.
The above image: Untitled, oil on board, 5x7", 2006