Sketch of a Cutting | Adéle du Plessis | Still Life Painting

Sketch of a Cutting | Adéle du Plessis | Still Life Painting

  • Contemporary artist: Adéle du Plessis
  • Title Artwork: Sketch of a Cutting
  • Year: 2020
  • Technique: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Style: Still life Painting
  • Size: 40cm x 30cm
  • 500,-

Sketch of a Cutting | Adéle du Plessis | Still Life Painting

Sketch of a Cutting is a new painting by contemporary South African artist Adéle du Plessis. It is part of her exhibition Drawn at Home. During the Smart Lockdown in the Netherlands, Adéle sketched and walked every day with her artist daughter Nicole Sciarone in Delft. Adéle painted a series of paintings from this drawing exercise. She plays with Plato's philosophy on art and Mimesis. Plato did not like art. He argued that it does not belong to an intellectual society. Art was too far removed from reality to be of any value. Adéle has played with her sketches and Plato's ideas about art in her paintings. Also read more about Plato's argument about art and how Adéle plays with his rules about art, read the exhibition: Drawn at Home Series.


"Schets van een stekje" is Dutch for Sketch of a Cutting. The title refers back to itself in several ways. 1. From the drawing she made during quarantine, 2. The technique of her painting mimics that of a sketch. The original sketch subject is that of cutting into a shot glass of water. The artist usually sketches his subject in advance to be able to paint the subject better. Instead, Adéle painted it in a way to capture the sketch as it would be in a pastel drawing with paint.

Kartel Kopje Klein and Kartel Kopje Groot - after Sophia Emma Grout in Tempera.

This is a beautiful pastel painting, with hints of deep emerald green colours. The way the light reflects in the water and glass. Adéle's paintings are always soft, playful and always teasing art history and philosophy. Art in everyday life. It is a relatively small painting that fits in a hallway or a side wall.


It can be framed. Ideally, I think white. What do you think?

Room Impression of Sketch of a Cutting by Adéle du Plessis

Room Impression of the painting "Sketch of a Cutting" by Adéle du Plessis

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