Description: SOLD. In its complex spatial relationships and remarkably specific shadows and reflections, this meticulous realist still life entitled "Still Life with Soda Bottle" anticipates realist painter Laura Shechter's later paintings. This drawing is executed in silverpoint. Laura Shechter is one of a small number of contemporary artists skillful enough to use this meticulous drawing technique in which one draws with a fine silver wire. The challenge is to make a line without piercing the paper. After long hours of slowly building up the drawing, the forms emerge--delicate and luminous. Over time, the drawing's surface ages to a silvery-brown. |
To learn more about this accomplished artist's work, visit Laura Shechter's Brooklyn studio. Laura Shechter is represented in major museum collections including: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Museum of American Art (Washington, DC) and Art Institute of Chicago. View more Laura Shechter works for sale at Biddington's. Read Laura Shechter's lecture on silverpoint presented at the National Arts Club.