On the still life by the artist Clara Peeters you can see two gold goblets and a bouquet of flowers, shells and a bowl are lying on the table.

Still Life with Flowers and Gold Cups of Honour

Clara Peeters

Dimensions:
H 49cm W 59.5cm
Year:
1612
Place:
KunsthalleKarlsruhe@ZKM

Description

All the objects gathered together in this still life, natural and human-made, brought from far and near, are arranged neatly on a table top. Many of them could also be found in collections of the Baroque period, the cabinets of curiosities. Clara Peeters, an early specialist in still life painting, renders the objects with technical and compositional skill in a vivid and graphic style that preserves the individual character of their material. She immortalised herself by painting her reflection on the right-hand gold cup.

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