The Easel

Margaret Grimes on Ruth Miller

Abstraction’s popularity crowds out discussion of other painting styles. This essay on still life artist Ruth Miller both highlights a notable artist and reminds us of a visual vocabulary we rarely hear about. “In Cabbage, Melon, Window Still Life … an intensely saturated fabric, which drapes over a similarly saturated clear vase, hurries forward, while the twin dark planets of melon and cabbage in front firmly hold it back.” More images are here.