17th century dutch still life painters. Since then critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them. Given the objects inanimate nature many praised. 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.
The netherlands had only recently become a political entity and was still suffering from the effects of a long and arduous war against spain. The northern netherlandish provinces that made up the new state. Nonetheless still life paintings managed to climb up the ladder in the 17 th century in a piece of land that thrived on maritime trade the netherlands.
Explore the greatest artists with our guide to the 10 most important old masters in dutch painting. Dutch and flemish still life painting duration. Just like all other dutch golden age paintings stillevens were known for their close resemblance to reality paintings that fool the eyes.
On one side the generally somber scenes are read symbolically through the lens of. The tradition of still life painting appears to have started and was far more popular in the contemporary low countries today belgium and netherlands then flemish and dutch artists than it ever was in southern europe. 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.
Dutch flemish painting from the 16th 17th century. Late ming kraak porcelain the voc and 17th century dutch still life paintings june 18 2018 pronkstilleven with holbein bowl nautilus cup glass goblet and fruit dish willem kalf rotterdam 1678. 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.
Starting in the baroque period such paintings became popular in spain in the second quarter of the 17th century. Dutch painting of the 17th century.