20 octobre 2017

Mauritshuis/ Peggy GUGGENHEIM

  A garland of grapes, apples, apricots and peaches hangs on blue ribbons. Flowers like carnations and orange blossom are placed among the fruits. But there are also snowdrops and chestnuts – flowers and fruits from very different seasons. So this garland is evidently an imaginary one.The Utrecht artist De Heem is regarded as one of the most important still-life painters of the seventeenth century. He settled in Antwerp and specialised in profuse bouquets of flowers, fruit and ears of wheat. De Heem was the first to paint this... [Lire la suite]
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