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Eye Candy for Today: Pensionante del Saraceni still life

Still Life with Fruit and Carafe, Pensionante del Saraceni

In the National Gallery of Art, DC; you have to use the download link to see a larger image. (The largest version requires a free account to download.)

Clearly observed and directly painted, this early 17th century still life has a particularly beautiful compositional flow. Your gaze travels effortlessly across table, lingering on individual elements as if sampling the fruit.