vanitas

During Term 1 students were introduced to the topic of Still Life with particular focus on Dutch Vanitas and contemporary variations of still life. Vanitas still life emphasises the transience of life and certainty of death. This is often contrasted through symbolising wealth, death and power. 

Toby Seemann_Vanitas still life
SamLevi_Vanitas_StillLife
Franki Kurlansky_Vanitas still life
Dean Stein_Vanitas
CalliopeOwen_Vanitas-ContemporaryStillLife-2
Ashley Urbach_Vanitas
AlexiaJudin_VanitasStillLife
ArielSolomon_VanitasStillLife
Arlo van der Starre_vanitas still life

contemporary still life

Contemporary still life tends to focus in on the visual elements such as line, colour, form, space and texture. With this knowledge, students composed their own still life arrangements. Using skills acquired in soft lighting and DSLR photography, students captured their still life arrangements. The process was an exciting milestone for the class as it marked a new experience. 

ArielSolomon_ContemporaryStillLife
AlexiaJudin_ContemporaryStillLife
Toby Seemann_contemporary still life
Franki Kurlansky_contemporary still life
Arlo van der Starre_contemporary still life_
SamLevi_ContemporaryStillLife
CalliopeOwen_Vanitas-ContemporaryStillLife
Dean Stein_contemporary
Ashley Urbach_Contemp
Adam Forman_contemporary still life