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Still Life with Cyclamen

24.00"W x 18.00"H x 0.8"D

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Yassir Islam


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: figurative art, impressionistic, still, still-life

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 24"W x 18"H x 0.8"D

Year Created: 2017

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This vibrant cyclamen kept me company during the cool winter months so I decided to paint it. Inspired by Cezanne, Vuillard and the other great still-life painters, I captured this assemblage upon a Victorian table in my living room--an antique Chinese vase, a paper holiday decoration made by the daughter of a friend of mine and carried back from Iceland, a stuffed toy my dog used to play with...the moments of our lives. The canvas is signed in the lower right front. The edges are painted in green. At 24" across it makes a bold statement.

I was born and raised in Africa, and have lived in many countries around the world. I went to more schools as a child than I can remember! Though I am a citizen of the world, I've been a long time DC denizen and call it home for now. I've recently rediscovered my childhood love for painting and rekindled this passion as a continuing student at the Washington Studio School, dedicated to the standards of a perceptual fine arts tradition. All the faculty members are all practicing artists with strong academic credentials and its a very collegial environment in which to continue learning and creating art. I am inspired by many artists including Cezane, Degas, Vuillard, Bacon, Hopper, Wyeth, Ruth Miller.

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