He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: dinner with Pieter Claesz

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:45 pm

Still Life with a Turkey Pie, Pieter Claesz
Still Life with a Turkey Pie, Pieter Claesz

In the Rijksmuseum.

Did the centerpiece just look at me?

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  1. Comment by Tryggvi Edwald
    Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    Of course a fabulously precise and detailed painting; I wonder if/how the colours have faded over the years -this was painted in 1627, almost 400 years ago.
    The yellow seems to have faded a bit out of the lemon, but maybe less so around the neck of the turkey. Maybe depends on the amount of white mixed in? The grapes seem a bit flat, but that also may be the photography.
    Wonderful work to look at in any case.

  2. Comment by Ælle
    Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    For Charley, an old poem:
    The Eagle, proud bird! May he soar round and round
    As he mounts up still higher and higher!
    While the turkey, we trust, will still roost near the ground
    Within reach when occasions require.
    For we’re sure there is none who will care to deny,
    In the name of good cheer and good living,
    That the eagle’s all right for the Fourth of July,
    But the turkey’s the bird for Thanksgiving.
    From: Our National Bird by Nixon Waterman, 1905.

    Sorry, It’s a day overdue.

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