With Covid19 and isolation lockdowns Tamara Bahry created a series inspired by the Great Master Dutch Painter Rembrandt. Many of his still life’s are known for their intriguing mix of symbolic objects: snails, bugs or wilting flowers that signal the passage of time.
“There’s such a casual looseness to the arrangements of Dutch flower paintings of the Golden Age that it seems as if the artist has just been out into the garden, grabbed a handful of blooms and plonked them in a vase”
Yet the artful spontaneity is anything but: these are meticulously formed images. Inspired by old Masters she sets up lighting techniques to capture the Drama of the Flower in the isolation of her studio