16th century dutch still life painting. Still life as a particular genre began with netherlandish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries and the english term still life derives from the dutch word stilleven. This oil on canvas work from the 17th century the netherlands is a part of the classic works of art paintings of the 16th 20th century on auctionata. The term still life is derived from the dutch word stilleven which gained prominence during the 16th century.
Skip navigation sign in. While it was during this time that the still life gained recognition as a genre its roots date back to ancient times. The northern netherlandish provinces that made up the new state.
Still lifes were frequently drawn by copying flowers in books as the dutch were leaders in scientific and botanical drawings and illustrations. Early still life paintings particularly before 1700 often contained religious and allegorical symbolism relating to the objects depicted. The netherlands had only recently become a political entity and was still suffering from the effects of a long and arduous war against spain.
Given the objects inanimate nature many praised. Dutch golden age painting is the painting of the dutch golden age a period in dutch history roughly spanning the 17th century during and after the later part of the eighty years war 15681648 for dutch independence. In general the rise of still life painting in the northern and spanish netherlands reflects the increasing urbanization of dutch and flemish society which brought with it an emphasis on the home and personal possessions commerce trade learningall the aspects and diversions of everyday life.
The emergence of the dutch school of painting in the early seventeenth century is one of the most extraordinary phenomena in the history of the visual arts. Overview paintings depicting aspects of the natural world were so characteristic of the netherlands that during the seventeenth century the dutch words stilleven and landschap were adopted into english as still life and landscape before the mid 1600s though the dutch themselves usually referred to pictures by their individual subjects such as breakfast piece or winter snow scene. The new dutch republic was the most prosperous nation in europe and led european trade science and art.
Dutch flemish painting from the 16th 17th century graves art gallery. The dutch still life painter isaac van duynen1628 ca 1680 was active in the golden age and is mostly renowned for his outstanding fish still lifes. Dutch and flemish still life painting duration.
Dutch painting of the 17th century. A style of ornate still life painting.