Christoffel Pierson

Christoffel Pierson
Christoffel Pierson was a 17th century Dutch painter who specialized in town scenes, portraits and, in particular, trompe l’œil still life.

Trompe l’œil (fool the eye) is a style of realist still life in which the artist attempts to deceive the viewer into believing that the painted object is physically real.

In Pierson’s paintings, the objects are usually hunting gear and small cages.

I haven’t been able to find many images, but I was particularly taken with the one shown above, top.

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