This is my early birthday gift for
. Happy Birthday, dear! I hope, you will like it
I've always been fascinated by the paintings of the old dutch masters. Their themes of death and decay they roomed in very harmless settings like scenerys of people sitting in the kitchen by the meal, sleeping over work or just the still lifes are so full of symbols for death and sex.
I try to make a modern, gothic version of it. The oil paint isn't dutch, but french. It's from the time of french realism, just before the impressionism cames to France.CREDITS
The painting on the wall is 'Die Schlafende Spinnerin', 1853, oil on canvas, 91x 115 cm, Montpellier, Museé Fabre.
fruit bowl: [link]
model: © J.Sommer
All the rest is painted by me using PS CS5 and Wacom Bamboo.