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A Chronicle of Still-Life

1990-2016

Among the subsidiary duties of art is that of conserving, and no doubt also of taking extinguished, faded ideas and restoring to them a little color: when it performs this task it winds a band around different ages and makes the spirits that inform them return. It is only a phantom life that here arises… (Nietzsche)

 

Sill-life painting might be interpreted as an attempt to divert one’s eyes from the emotional content of the human face and expressions of the body. Consider Napoleon’s figure (Jacques-Louis David), overshadowing the mountains with his victorious pose. Or, consider Iven’s (Ilya Repin) deranged eyes staring out of the canvas, carefully designed to silence the expression of every other object in the room – including his son’s body.

And suddenly table-clothes, vases, old bookcases and loquat branches. David Boskovich’s still-life paintings bring to the fore his own attempts of confronting objects by making them the focal point of expression.

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“Vase with Loquat Branch”
“Vase with Loquat Branch”

oil on canvas, 70x50 cm, 1991

“Finjan”
“Finjan”

oil on canvas, 70x50 cm, 1991

“Bowl with avocados”
“Bowl with avocados”

oil on canvas, 70x50 cm, 1991

“Castle Caramel in Pink”
“Castle Caramel in Pink”

oil on canvas, 90x65 cm, 1991

"Still life with an Unrelated Object
"Still life with an Unrelated Object

oil on canvas, 30x25 cm, 1990

“Living-room Corner” (Salon)
“Living-room Corner” (Salon)

oil on Canvas, 70x50 cm, 2015

"Broken Green Chair in the Magical G
"Broken Green Chair in the Magical G

oil om wood, 57x45 cm, 2018

"From our Living Room..."
"From our Living Room..."

oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2018

"Still life with a Fruit"
"Still life with a Fruit"

oil on wood, 50x63 cm, 2017

"Still with a Candelstick"
"Still with a Candelstick"

oil on canvas, 50x60 cm, 2017

"Tube Cutter"
"Tube Cutter"

oil on canvas, 100x40 cm, 2017

"Corner next to the Big Window in th
"Corner next to the Big Window in th

oil on wood, 40x35 cm, 2018

"Room without Carpets"
"Room without Carpets"

oil on canvas, 67x103 cm, 2018

"Corner next to the Lamp in the Salo
"Corner next to the Lamp in the Salo

oil on canvas, 80x40 cm, 2018

"Green Chair"
"Green Chair"

oil on canvas, 30x26 cm, 2018

"Remains of a Radiator"
"Remains of a Radiator"

oil on canvas, 25x25 cm, 2017

"Table and Chair with a Dead Plant"
"Table and Chair with a Dead Plant"

oil on canvas, 30x30 cm, 2017

"16 mm Camera"
"16 mm Camera"

oil on canvas, 100x40 cm, 2016

“Still Life with Candlesticks”
“Still Life with Candlesticks”

oil on Canvas, 60x50 cm, 2015

“Armenian Table"
“Armenian Table"

oil on Canvas, 70x90 cm, 2015

“Dry Flowers on Armenian Table"
“Dry Flowers on Armenian Table"

oil on Canvas, 80x50 cm, 2015

“Still Life in the Living Room”
“Still Life in the Living Room”

oil on Canvas, 90x110 cm, 2013-14

“Red Pillow”
“Red Pillow”

oil on canvas, 70x50 cm, 2013

“White Flowers”
“White Flowers”

oil on canvas, 70x50 cm, 2013-2014

“The Red Cover” (Piano)
“The Red Cover” (Piano)

oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, 2014

Triptych
Triptych

From left to right: “Still-life with a lamp”, oil on canvas, 110x80 cm, 2016 “Table with blue Table Cloth” (Salon), oil on canvas, 110x70 cm, 2016 “Spanish Guitar on a bench”, Oil on Canvas, 110x70 cm, 2015