A rope of garlic

STEPHEN ROSE (born 1960)

A rope of garlic

2013 United Kingdom

Offered by Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings

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Reproduction Spanish 17thC bolection moulding frame, painted
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Another humble kitchen subject, garlic, like onions, surfaces in much earlier still life paintings, such as Luis Melendez’s striking Still life with bream, oranges and garlic, 1772, Prado. It creates a range of painting problems disproportional to its apparent mundane appearance: the papery skins, the shiny cloves like cream jade, the subtle range of colours, modulating from silvery white to pale fuchsia. Here, a twisted braid of garlic heads hangs against a vibrating, stone-coloured background, the white gesso base lending the latter a golden translucent glow from which the garlic stands out in solid sculptural globes.
Dimensions
Height 40.60 cm (15.98 inches)
Width 27.90 cm (10.98 inches)
External Height 52.70 cm (20.75 inches)
External Width 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Medium
Oil on gessoed panel
Signed/Inscribed
s. & d. 'Rose 13'
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