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Monday, August 27, 2012

Eye Candy for Today: Jan Jansz Treck still life

Posted by Charley Parker at 3:59 pm

Still Life with a Pewter Flagon and Two Ming Bowls, Jan Jansz Treck
Still Life with a Pewter Flagon and Two Ming Bowls, Jan Jansz Treck.

Faded, but still beautiful.

The bowls are an odd color because the artist used a type of smalt (cobalt glass) blue that was not lightfast.

In the National Gallery, London. Use fullscreen and zoom icons to right of the image.

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  1. Comment by Aelle
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    Priceless candy!
    Contrast effects of pewter, a.k.a. tin, with Treck’s signature of nonchalantly draped fabric/textile, and exquisite Ming porcelain with moldy slices of bread, which altogether are the fundamentals of a perfectly executed still life painting.
    Thank you, Charley!

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