Sarah Gilman, Reading List

Studio View: "Trompe l'oeil after Gijsbrechts", Sarah Gilman, 2021

When these paintings are eventually able to be displayed in a library setting, books on the subject of still-life painting (particularly 17th century still-life) will hopefully be displayed near to the paintings for the benefit of the viewer. For now though, I have listed a selection of books that have provided inspiration for me in my practice.


List of books:

Looking at the overlooked: Four Essays on Still Life Painting
By Norman Bryson

A Closer Look: Still Life
By Erika Langmuir

Painted Illusions: The Art of Cornelius Gijsbrechts
Olaf Koester

Still Life: Still Life Painting in the Early Modern Period
By Norbert Schneider

Nature Morte: Contemporary artists reinvigorate the Still-Life
By Michael Petry

Dutch Flower Painting, 1600-1750
By Paul Taylor

Mr. Collier’s Letter Racks: A Tale of Art & Illusion at the Threshold of the Modern Information Age
By Dror Wahrman

The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century
By Svetlana Alpers