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Bookshelves

Painting, 99×38 cm

Description of the artwork «Bookshelves»

Paintings Bookshelves. Painting. Artist Sergey Konstantinov. Oil/board. 15/39in. 24 Karat Gold frame. 1999. Ann Getty House Collection.
The creative proposal for this painting originated from Ann Getty, who desired a painting of a bookshelf. I designed a composition of two bookshelves side-by-side in a diptych style. Each bookshelf is divided into four parts, exhibiting disciplines of the humanities: theatre, literature, and art. The masks displayed at the top shelves are recognized as a symbol of theatre and drama, and originate from Greek mythology. I sketched the masks to determine the placement of the comedy and tragedy character. Old but precious books line the middle shelves, with each book presenting a title of Getty’s favorite author. The delicate art of blue and white Porcelain Delft pottery is displayed below the literary works.
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Art form: Painting

Subject and objects: Still life

Style of art: Classicism, Realism

Technique: Oil

Materials: Plywood

Size: 99×38 cm

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