• Adriaen van Utrecht - part 1

    23 days ago - By Poul Webb

    Portrait of Adriaen van Utrecht 1649 engraving by Joannes Meyssens (1612-1670)
    Rijksmusem, Amsterdam Adriaen van Utrecht was a Flemish painter known mainly for his sumptuous banquet still lifes, game and fruit still lifes, fruitgarlands, market and kitchen scenes and depictions of live poultry in farmyards. His paintings, especially the hunting and game pieces, show the influence of Frans Snyders. The two artists are considered the main inventors of the genre of the pronkstillevens, i.e. still lifes that emphasised abundance by depicting a diversity of objects, fruits, flowers and dead...
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