Dutch still life paintings using classical techniques, traditional technique involving grounding, dead-colouring, working up and glazing. Paintings on fine-weave linen or wood panel. Read more –>
Dutch still life paintings using classical technique by artist Tanja Möderscheim.
I am a Dutch painter based in London. I specialise in still life, working in a classical style using traditional technique. My close attention to detail and anatomy, nurtured by my background in science, is a nod to the interest in naturalism during the Dutch Golden Age. My still life paintings are harmonious and calm.
Focusing on everyday objects such as fruits, vegetables and tableware, my paintings interpret these subjects in the context of mood, light and space in order to convey a quiet state. Separate series of paintings explore heritage and history; for example, my cultural heritage project focuses on Dutch tulips from the 16th – 19th centuries. I source the bulbs from the gene bank Hortus Bulborun in Holland and grow them in my garden, resulting in annual series of heritage tulip paintings. My moody Delft Blue tableware paintings and paintings depicting Roman archaeological artefacts are also part of the heritage work. Culinary heritage is explored in paintings of artisans’ food produce, celebrating their products and role in local communities. As part of this I collaborated with the BBC Food and Farming Awards (2016) and in 2019 I’ll present my paintings of French artisans at the College Culinaire de France, a result of my collaboration with BonFond.
Technique: traditional technique involving grounding, dead-colouring, working up and glazing. Paintings on fine-weave linen or wood panel.
Composition: expressing a sense of calm, stillness and atmosphere through the use of ample space, design, harmony and simple colour schemes.