“Vanitas”, by Pieter Claesz, 1625.


2 thoughts on ““Vanitas”, by Pieter Claesz, 1625.

  1. I give children’s art lessons and learning the ‘art’ of the still life is a necessary milestone. I don’t enjoy doing still life, but I do try making it interesting for the kiddies. I like this particular still life – I think I find it more interesting because I can imagine someone nearby waiting to pen a murder mystery…

  2. Still life is a chore. But with the right elements and objects the imagination is allowed to open open up and wander. This particular painting has an odd collection of items, enough to keep even kids interested. I’m glad to hear that someone out there is teaching the arts to the next generation.

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