Sunflowers with an apple Painting
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Painted in (year): 2013
Category: original still-life paintings
THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The Sunflowers with an Apple painting is an intricate piece that displays the notion of love tainted. The sunflower is a symbol of fidelity. Every single day, the blooms turn toward the sun, reaching toward its warmth as a life source. It adores the sun as the sun provides it with everything it needs to live a long life. Yet the apple tucked away to the side of the photo represents temptation, perhaps suggesting a lustful desire that was shamefully appeased. This is also evidenced by the way some of the overflowing blooms of the sunflowers have fallen apart and toppled to the ground, breaking that sense of loyalty and trust.
GETTING TO KNOW JANIKOR
Born in Hungary, Janikor K is a trained artist who has studied at universities throughout Budapest. The artist took many summer courses at fine arts academies during his time and received degrees in geography and drawing while at school. Having worked as a graphic artist before, he has been specializing in oil painting since the year 1985. Since he began, he has gained a love of European fine art and strides to create pieces that reflect both contemporary and traditional styles all at once. Janikor K now works to modernize these classic styles and turn them into more accessible pieces for the contemporary viewer.