Mo Fontaine:
Picture "Big red mullet" (2012)
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Picture "Big red mullet" (2012)
Mo Fontaine:
Picture "Big red mullet" (2012)

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Acrylic | Canvas, stretched on stretcher frame | Format 80 x 100 cm (H/W) | signed certificate of authenticity

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Picture "Big red mullet" (2012)
Mo Fontaine: Picture "Big red mullet" (2012)

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Picture "Big red mullet" (2012)

Dead fish have been part of the pictorial inventory of so-called "vanitas" paintings since the Baroque period. Symbolic and never degraded to the mere matter of food, fish are staged by painters in still lifes. They seem to be painted for eternity - preserved also for us humans, who as viewers feel compelled to perceive these beautiful creatures with their streamlined bodies and iridescent scale dresses with all our senses. And at some point we even believe we can smell the typical odor of salt water and seaweed that emanates from this easily perishable subject. Between sensuality and vitality on the one hand and perishability and death/death on the other hand are the fish motifs of the painter Mo Fontaine.

About Mo Fontaine

The Folkwang graduate is a representative of a New Classic Style.
For her, everything revolves around color and its manifold modes of expression: from subtle to expressive. In her still lifes, portraits and collages she combines elements from all worlds and times, because she loves the art of the old masters as much as the Japanese art of the 17th century. This is how 'decelerated', magical-sensual images are created, which also transport the discredited concept of beauty. Seen in this light, some of the paintings seem to have 'fallen out of time' - not least because the paintings quite consciously refuse a fundamental category of the avant-gardes: the 'art of artlessness'. The aim is a timeless art that will perhaps still function in two or three hundred years.
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