Category: still life

“At Times There Is No Place 2 Low 2 Enter” (ac…

“At Times There Is No Place 2 Low 2 Enter” (acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 inches)

A demo and lunch time paintings~

A demo and lunch time paintings~

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Peeter Sion – Vanitas still life – 

Peeter Sion – Vanitas still life – 

Peeter Sion or Peter Sion (c. 1620 – 21 August 1695) was a Flemish painter of landscapes, history paintings and genre scenes. His work was mainly produced for the export market and dealt with biblical stories.

Peeter Sion – Vanitas still life with skull an…

Peeter Sion – Vanitas still life with skull and soap bubbles

Peeter Sion or Peter Sion (c. 1620 – 21 August 1695) was a Flemish painter of landscapes, history paintings and genre scenes. His work was mainly produced for the export market and dealt with biblical stories.

Sion is also known for a few vanitas still lifes, a genre of still lifes which offers a reflection on the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. The best known of these is the Vanitas still life with skull (At art dealer Bernheimer-Colnaghi, Munich/London) where the typical symbols of vanitas appear: a skull with a laurel crown, soap bubbles, an extinguished candle, an hour glass, a watch, a portrait of a woman, a wilted flower, books, cold cinders in a pot and an empty pipe. These objects all reference the transience of things and, in particular, of earthly wealth, status and learning. On a paper resting against the books and pinned by the skull are written the words from Ecclesiastes 7:36 Memorare novissima, et in aeternum non peccabis (Whatever you do, remember that some day you must die. As long as you keep this in mind, you will never sin). A drawing on the wall depicts Saint Jerome, the Christian saint who had chosen an ascetic life over a life of indulgence in Rome. The saint is often depicted in paintings in his study with a skull.

Louise Moillon (French, 1610 – 1696): Still li…

Louise Moillon (French, 1610 – 1696): Still life of peaches in a bowl standing on a wooden box on a ledge, an apricot branch resting in the foreground (via Sotheby’s)

Adriana Johanna Haanen (Dutch, 1814 – 1895): S…

Adriana Johanna Haanen (Dutch, 1814 – 1895): Still life with roses, peonies and lilac (via Sotheby’s)

Joris van Son – Pronk Still Life with Overturn…

Joris van Son – Pronk Still Life with Overturned Silver Ewer – 

Oil on canvas, 80 x 116.8 cm, 

Hohenbuchau Collection, on permanent loan to Liechtenstein, The Princely Collections, Vienna, austria.

Joris van Son or Georg van Son (baptized on 24 September 1623 in Antwerp – buried on 25 June 1667 in Antwerp) was a Flemish still life painter who worked in a number of sub-genres but is principally known for his fruit still lifes.

A large portion of his output consists of pronkstillevens, the sumptuous still lifes that were popular in Flanders and the Dutch Republic from the 1640s. Van Son’s work in this genre was influenced by Jan Davidsz. de Heem. A representative example in this genre is the Pronk still life with overturned silver ewer (Liechtenstein Museum). Pronk still lifes are often interpreted as having a vanitas meaning.

From the late 1650s van Son painted a number of more modest still lifes in which the composition and colouring was rather restrained. An example is the Still life with fruit basket, lobster and oysters (At Hampel 7 April 2016 Munich, lot 189). These more moderate still lifes are not believed to reference the vanitas theme but rather to celebrate the varied gifts of nature.

Joris van Son – Still life with fruit and a gl…

Joris van Son – Still life with fruit and a glass on a ledge – 

Joris van Son or Georg van Son (baptized on 24 September 1623 in Antwerp – buried on 25 June 1667 in Antwerp) was a Flemish still life painter who worked in a number of sub-genres but is principally known for his fruit still lifes.

felicefamiglia:Joris van Son. Frutas y flores….

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Joris van Son. Frutas y flores.

Joris van Son or Georg van Son (baptized on 24 September 1623 in Antwerp – buried on 25 June 1667 in Antwerp) was a Flemish still life painter who worked in a number of sub-genres but is principally known for his fruit still lifes.

necspenecmetu:Joris van Son, Still Life with F…

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Joris van Son, Still Life with Fruit, 1663

Joris van Son or Georg van Son (baptized on 24 September 1623 in Antwerp – buried on 25 June 1667 in Antwerp) was a Flemish still life painter who worked in a number of sub-genres but is principally known for his fruit still lifes.

Van Son was a specialist still life painter. He practised many of the sub-genres of still life such as fruit still lifes, flower pieces, banquet still lifes, vanitas still lifes, garland paintings and pronkstillevens, i.e. sumptuous still lifes of luxurious objects. He is known to have painted fish still lifes representing the Four Elements. These showed fish lying on a beach in front of the ocean. The painter Jan van Kessel the Elder later produced similar works. The chronology of his work is not easy to establish as he did not date many of his paintings.

Van Son’s still lifes almost always include fruit, often of varieties that are not native but imported. His still lifes are animated by branches of cherries or raspberries, which endow the composition with a great lightness. The objects are distributed on a table or ledge at a level so that an intimacy with the viewer is created.