|Still-life with Vegetables, 1658, Cornelis de Heem--good, but not great.|
|Detail, Still-life with Vegetables (above). It's only when we look at Dutch still-lifes |
"up close and personal" that we begin to appreciate subtle differences.
|Still Life with Fruit, Flowers, Glasses |
and Lobster, 1660s, Jan Davidz
de Heem. Like father like son.
|Still-life with Fruit, David Cornelisz de Heem, the youngest of the clan. |
His father taught him well. Luscious, yet barely distinguishable from
the work of his father, uncles, grandfather, or great grandfather.
|Still life with Lobster and Nautilus Shell,|
Cornelis de Heem.
|Festoon with Fruits and Flowers,|
Cornelis de Heem. The hanging still-life was
less common than its languishing cousins
and presaged the popularity of 19th-century
"fool the eye" still-life genre.
|Vanitas Still-life with Musical Instruments, 1661, Cornelis de Heem. Painted during the final years of his life, the artist began moving away from fruits and vegetable toward the more eternal still-life content.|