Still Life with Fish is grisaille oil painting, part of a series still ongoing as of 2016, which uses still life as a vehicle to speak about personal history and the artist’s “Place” as it influences the artist. Patierno considers this painting, and his work, to be a product of the America he has known and lives with. This painting is American Art.
In contrast, the painting harkens to the European history of ideas flowing from the Renaissance to the present. The landscapes in the distance mimic Pennsylvania towns in south central Pennsylvania. The grisaille painting Still Life with Fish is a unique discussion of the ordinary. The lack of color drains the emotion relying on an amber glaze for the impression of age and emotionless color.
Name: Robert Patierno
Place of Birth: Waterbury, Connecticut
1972, B.A. – Villanova University
1976, Diploma – York Academy of Arts
1980, MFA Printmaking, Experimental Studios – Syracuse University
Significant or special training:
Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Robert Kantra, Villanova University
Particular field of study or class work:
Major influences/admired artists:
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
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School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Davidson Galleries – Seattle, Washington
The Mahler – Raleigh, North Carolina
HoFP Gallery – Columbia, South Carolina
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