Monday, 26 May 2008

Still life and landscape

Paintings depicting aspects of the natural world were so characteristic of the Netherlands that, during the seventeenth century, the Dutch words stilleven and landschap were adopted into English as "still life" and "landscape -
This one is By Pieter Claesz, Dutch painter, 1597-1660 entitled Still Life with Roemer and Oysters, probably 1642 currently in the National Gallery of Art, Washington. It is actually very small only 13x19 inches