Still Life

Posted on 27th April 2009 by admin in Volga River-Volgograd-Russia-See Artwork - Tags: ,


Still Life

Sergei Krylov, adult

Volgograd, Russia

This is a simple half a glass of water. no one thinks about a half a glass of water but someday this half a glass could save your life.

Editors Note: When we visited Sergie in his studio he was working on aseries of painting called “The loneliness of Everyday Objects”. The idea was to paint a new still life every day and imbue the work with personal feeling so that the still lives become a sort of diary of his life. I was amazed at how Sergie integrated the river painting in with the series he was working on.


  1. This painting really makes me stop and think.If only so many more people would do the same then just imagine the possibilities.

    Comment by Shanda — September 23, 2010 @ 1:55 am

  2. I like this one the best because of the subtle symbolism. There’s solid containers, where you cannot see the water that is possibly stored inside, giving the feeling of doubt whether or the water will be there. Also, the smallest glass is filled with what appears to be clean, fresh water, making the audience think that this water is what we are less likely to have and is the least available.

    Comment by Brea — September 24, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

  3. Brea,
    I’m happy that you thought this painting through. It strikes me as absolutely haunting in
    it’s simplicity

    Comment by admin — September 27, 2010 @ 12:56 am

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