Palmetto Lookout diptych 5x10 $500
St Philips Church, Charleston, SC private collection
Waterway Islands, afternoon sun 24x48 $1,500
Waterway study 4x6 $350
Bread and Wine with Gethsemane Collection Church Creek Presbyterian
High Tide, Palmetto Plantation 8x12 $750
one hour waterway painting, 8x12
Plucked and Puckering $750
Fish and Loaves with Genesaret Private collection
Apple, Charcoal on toned paper
Study for Charleston Landscape, charcoal on paper
St Philips Gate, charcoal on paper
Wine and Torn Bread Private collection
Wine and Bread, Charcoal on toned paper

     A landscape or still life is relaxing because it can be taken at face value, as only what it immediately depicts, and so is less demanding on the viewer as well as the artist. Though it does suggest a story, the narrative aspect is somewhat passive.

    It can be pleasing to the eye and nothing more, but there is always the possibility that some subtle meaning might lie in the arrangement of its parts.

    In this way work like this can be "read" just as any narrative work of art can; with the assumption that anything included by the artist has been put there for a purpose beyond its aesthetic nature. The question then becomes "why?" and that is when art comes alive and when the viewer truly engages the work. 

 

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 2015. ALL IMAGES ARE THE PROPERTY OF CHARLES DUPRE DEANTONIO. ANY USE IS PROHIBITED.