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COOSEMANS
PRET
PILLEMENT
MABUSE
VAN SON
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Alexander COOSEMANS
Fruit Bowl
(Frutero)

Alexander Coosemans was born in 1627 and he died in 1689. He was a notable Flemish painter who specialized in still lifes, with transparencies and dark tones specially in the backgrounds, to help accentuate the painted items in the foregrounds of his compositions.

Coosemans
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Pret
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PRET
Vase of Flowers
(Florero)

Flowers and colours, the entire painting encompasses both of these elements. He plays with the lights to create a background, for instance the upper right corner contrasts with the flowers, buds, and their dark colours in order to embellish the light coloured flowers. In the lower left the vase is not painted it is just implied.

Jean PILLEMENT
Landscape
(Paisaje)

Jean Pillement was born in the French city of Lyon in 1728 and died in the same city in 1808.
He would paint numerous works with popular themes of the times, painting great vistas that made most of his works more than just a simple representation of the times or traditions. He worked for the courts of Poland and France becoming one of Marie Antoinette´s favourites.

Pillement
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Mabuse
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Han Gossaert MABUSE
Virgin with the Child
(Virgen con el Niño)

He was born in Maubege, Holland in 1478 and died in Middleburg around 1533-36.
Opulant forms and a care for light and darkness which can be appreciated in the treatment of the folds of the clothes. The background, an impressive architectonic perspective. A sure and presice, even rigorous deliniation, in the best of Flemish tradition.

Joris VAN SON
Still Life
(Bodegón)

Van Son was born in 1623 and died at 44 years of age in 1667.
There are several still lifes of Van Son in the Museum of El Prado.
The still life that is shown here is characterized by the apparition of opened oysters as the central element, not a common motif in this type of compositions. The lemon in conjunction with the oysters offers up a dish of yellows that indulges the spectator to focus his view on these objects.

Van Son
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