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Still Life with Fruit and a Lobster, 1640-1700. Creator: Unknown

Still Life with Fruit and a Lobster, 1640-1700. Creator: Unknown


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Still Life with Fruit and a Lobster, 1640-1700. Creator: Unknown

Still Life with Fruit and a Lobster, 1640-1700. Copy after Jan Davidsz. de Heem

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This exquisite still life painting, titled "Still Life with Fruit and a Lobster," dates back to the Baroque era, approximately between 1640 and 1700. The creator of this masterpiece remains unknown, but it is believed to be a copy after the renowned Dutch painter Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1597-1656). Heem was a leading figure in the Dutch still life tradition, known for his richly colored and intricately detailed compositions. The painting showcases an abundance of ripe fruits, including grapes, lemons, and pears, arranged artfully on a table. The vibrant colors of the fruit stand out against the dark background, creating a striking contrast. The centerpiece of the painting, however, is the large, red lobster, which sits proudly atop a plate, its claws bound with string. Lobsters were a luxury item in Europe during the 17th century and were often featured in still life paintings as symbols of wealth and abundance. The painting's intricate details and realistic textures are a testament to the artist's skill and the high level of craftsmanship of the time. The use of oil on canvas technique adds depth and dimension to the painting, making the fruits and lobster appear almost lifelike. The "Still Life with Fruit and a Lobster" is a beautiful example of the Dutch Baroque art tradition and a reminder of the rich cultural heritage of Europe during the 17th century. This painting is now part of the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, where it continues to inspire and delight visitors from around the world.

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