DETAIL FROM PICTURE BY CLARA PEETERSPEETERS
1594-1659

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Still Life
(Bodegón)
Painted: 1611.
ORIGINAL SIZE: 20.4" x 28.7"

Clara Peeters is one of several women who pioneered the development of still life painting in the early seventeenth century.
Most of her works can be categorized as flower, banquet or breakfast pieces depicting sumptuous displays of food and drink. This particular painting is typical in subject matter,composition, and style of her later work.
She often combined perch, shrimp, and oysters in groupings that contrasted their colors, shapes, and textured surfaces. And in several of her works, she used a slanting object to depict depth beyond the picture plane.

Clara Peeters
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