I set up this still life with the book, glasses and pencil, I added the paperclips as an after thought, it seemed to fit the title. I love painting old objects in a classical style. There have been many definitions on the subject of classical art. I always thought it to be a rendering that is painted to produce the subjects true form, more in a technical order. But then you have the word contemporary art, if you look that up it means now, in this time period. Different definitions for that subject also. Who knows?