Phillips Room, Studio Life Series

In The Phillip’s Room, Kentridge has placed a still life in the foreground with a charcoal drawing, made for City Deep, of the Phillip’s Room in the Johannesburg Art Gallery hanging behind it.  The water jug, espresso coffee pot, milk jug and more make up the still life of larger-than-life paper sculptures made in the artist’s studio.  They have been created and used for reference in an ongoing number of charcoal still lives created during the lockdown and filmed for part of Kentridge’s next set of films. The images draw on the wonderful still life imagery of the great Italian painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi.

 

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