17th century dutch still life paintings. Since then critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them. A style of ornate still life painting produced in holland in the 17th century. 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.
Given the objects inanimate nature many praised. Every one has heard of rembrandt vermeer and bosch but there is so much more to dutch painting. Dutch still life painting the dutch still life tradition was largely initiated by ambrosius bosschaert 15731621 a flemish born flower painter who had settled in the north by the beginning of the period and founded a dynasty.
Explore the greatest artists with our guide to the 10 most important old masters in dutch painting. 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. 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.
On one side the generally somber scenes are read symbolically through the lens of. Just like all other dutch golden age paintings stillevens were known for their close resemblance to reality paintings that fool the eyes. 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.
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. 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. Starting in the baroque period such paintings became popular in spain in the second quarter of the 17th century.
The northern netherlandish provinces that made up the new state.