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Art: 27 March 2017

27 March 2017

Year 10 student Yu Jin Ahn's beautiful still life painting evokes the feeling of a bustling, colourful fish market.

  • Still Life

Art of the Week

This week we will focus on one outstanding piece of artwork from year 10 art student Yu Jin Ahn. In her watercolour painting, Yu Jin has explored the subtleties of texture and colour observed across the skin of a variety of fish. Her use of heightened colour emphasises the beauty and strangeness of the creatures, whilst the compositional arrangement and close up viewpoint create the feeling of a crowded and busy fish market. We can almost feel the slippery quality of the fish. Yu Jin, who is from Korea and 14 years old, is well known in the art department as a perfectionist who works tirelessly to achieve a high level of detail in her work. This beautiful piece is reminiscent of the still life paintings of the Dutch masters, such as Jacob Gillig, but has a fresh and contemporary feel to it.