Henri Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, 1865
Henri Matisse, Crockery on a Table, 1900
Félix Vallotton, Still Life with Strawberries, 1921
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Still Life with Cat and Fish, 1728
ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Francisco de Zurbarán, 1598-1664
San Serapio (1628), Agnus Dei (c.1635-40), Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose (1633)
From the National Gallery:
Between the departure of Velázquez to Madrid in 1623 and the rise to prominence of Murillo in the 1650s, Zurbarán was the leading painter in Seville. His pictures were mostly painted for Spanish religious orders. The distinctive style of Zurbarán was influenced by the realism of Caravaggio and his followers. His best work is both very direct and intensely spiritual.
Zurbarán was born in Fuente de Cantos, near Badajoz. In 1617, after training in Seville, he returned to Llerena in his native province. By 1629 he was back in Seville, where he became the city’s official painter.
In 1634 he was in Madrid painting mythologies for the Buen Retiro, Philip IV’s new palace, perhaps through the intervention of his friend Velázquez. His last years were not so successful and he died in Madrid in poverty.
Sidney Nolan, Window, 1977
Juan Gris, Still Life with Fruit Dish and Mandolin, 1919
ART TIMELINE: 1763
Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Grapes and Pomegranates, 1763
George Stubbs, Mares and Foals in a Landscape, 1763-68
George Romney, Jacob Morland of Capplethwaite, 1763
Pieter Claesz, Still Life with Wine Glass and Silver Bowl, n.d.
David Bomberg, Flowers, 1946
William Nicholson, Mushrooms, 1940
Henri Matisse, Vase, Bottles and Fruit, 1906
Claude Monet, Still Life with Anenomes, 1885
Patrick Caulfield, Still Life with Dagger, 1963
ART TIMELINE: 1925
Georges Braque, Guitar, Plate, Fruit Dish, Pitcher and Music Score, 1925
Tamara de Lempicka, Self Portrait in the Green Bugatti, 1925
Kees van Dongen, Portrait of Lily Damita, 1925-26