Still Life

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The CWA Dagger-winning first novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny, introducing Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...'Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

The still life is a popular genre because the artist has total control over the subject of the painting, the lighting, and the context. The artist can use the still life symbolically or allegorically to express an idea, or formally to study ... "Still life" works of art portray typically inanimate objects, highlighting their shape, composition, texture, quality, and color.

Still life was revived in the 1950s by artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy ... The contemporary art prize is open to all mediums and artists at all stages of their career, with the genre of still life offering fertile ground for the exploration of themes that pertain to our very existence. "STILL National Still Life Award enables artists to dig deep into themes of life and death, the passage of time, the nature of objects and observations of our personal environments ... STILL: NATIONAL STILL LIFE AWARD 2019 WINNER.