Chiaroscuro - A word borrowed from Italian ("light and shade" or "dark") referring to the modeling of volume by depicting light and shade by contrasting them boldly. (source: artlex.com)
Masterful technique applied with the twist of an expressive modern design sense. In this episode we visit the thoughts and process of Artist Mia Brownell. Via her paintings, we are taken into the essence of life and light. Listen below.
Artist Mia Brownell
Still Life with Gastric Peptide, 2010. Oil on canvas, 30x36 inches
Still Life with the Appearance of Reality, 2008-2010. Oil on canvas, 78x98 inches.
Still Life with Sympathy for Eve, 2007. Oil on Canvas, 30x48 inches.
Still Life with Double Helix, 2007. Oil on Canvas, 42x32 inches.
Still Life with Cell Signal, 2010. Oil on canvas. 16x20 inches
Audio interview with the artist:
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One of the painter's mentioned in the Interview: Zuexis
- he is said to have painted grapes so naturally that the birds flew in to peck at them!
(podcast intro/outro music by Ani DiFranco and Utah Phillips)