Texts by Ioanna Ralli & Eleni Kypraiou
Edited by Eleni Saroglou
Designed by Christos Lialios
Translated by Maria Koukiadi

225 x 205 mm
46 colour images / 100 pages
hard cover / paperbound / full colour
500 copies / limited edition
bilingual edition (greek-english)
ISBN: 978-960-99662-2-1 (2011)
Price: 25 €

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Ioanna Ralli
Still Life


“The subject matter of still life are everyday life objects which we overlook precisely because they belong to the realm of the ordinary world and therefore are not monumental. This is one more reason for the underestimation of still life: a vase, a flower, a lemon, a musical instrument, a bowl, a piece of material, objects that are found in the home, traditionally the feminine space.

In some way, every artist talks about himself. I gradually became aware of the fact that I was photographing objects that I either grew up with or have been living with for a very long time and had never really looked at, until now. This means that they have been in full view all this time and yet I never saw them. I wonder how often this happens on a symbolic level. Many things are in front of my eyes that I don’t see until I am ready.

I prefer the term Still Life used in English rather than Nature Morte in French and Νεκρή Φύση in Greek. One talks about life the other about death”.

The book is published with the opportunity of Ioanna Ralli’s exhibition Still Life, at Zoumboulakis Gallery, November 2011.

Cube Art Editions have also published Ioanna Ralli’s following books:
Cosmomorphy, in 2021
Dreams and Symbols, 2016.
Archetypes of the Feminine, 2008.