Stephen Allwood | Darkness and Delight

Saturday November 25, 2017 to Sunday January 28, 2018
Aratoi, Masterton

Wairarapa artist Stephen Allwood presents a variation of the vanitas theme; a category of symbolic art works especially associated with 16th and 17th Century still life paintings in Flanders and the Netherlands. These paintings reference traditional Christian views of earthly life and its fleeting nature. Common symbols include skulls as a reminder of the certainty of death, rotten fruit referencing decay and smoke, watches or hourglasses alluding to the brevity of life.

Image: Glasses (2017), Oil on canvas


Date(s) - 25/11/2017 - 28/01/2018
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