Painting ID:: 62372
Vanitas 52 x 44 cm Mus?e des Beaux-Arts, Marseille The artist specialized in complex 'Vanitas' pieces of dramatic clarity. The general influence on his art is Netherlandish, and it is likely that his unsigned pictures are still classified under the Northern schools. Most of his pictures are dominated by a grisly skull surrounded by numerous other indications of the brevity of life. He was received into the French Academy in 1663 as a portraitist French artist ,1859-1930
Painting ID:: 64400
Vanitas 115 x 134 cm Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp Many Flemish still-lifes refer in all their beauty to the transience of life but it was Franciscus Gysbrechts who expressed this transience in the most explicit fashion. His Vanitas is conceived as a grandiose spectacle dealing with the vanity of the intellectual world (globe, books), of the 'vita voluptaria' (musical instruments, smoking implements) and, finally, of the transience of life (skull, hourglass). The moralistic meaning of these still-lifes might have lost some of its urgency as far as modern viewers are concerned, but the visual pleasure which they offer is an equally important aspect. Artist:GYSBRECHTS, Franciscus Title: Vanitas, 1651-1700, Flemish , painting , still-life
Painting ID:: 92401
Vanitas Date 17th century
Medium oil on canvas
Matthias Withoos (1627-1703), also known as Calzetta Bianca and Calzetti, was a Dutch painter of still lifes and city scenes, best-known for the details of insects, reptiles and undergrowth in the foreground of his pictures.
Withoos was born in Amersfoort. He studied under Jacob van Campen, at his painters' school just outside the city at his country house, and then with Otto Marseus van Schrieck. When he was 21, Withoos made a trip to Rome with Van Schrieck, and Willem van Aelst. There they joined the group of northern artists known as the "Bentvueghels" ("Birds of a feather"), and Withoos went by the alias "Calzetta Bianca" ("White Hose") a translation of his name into Italian. Withoos' work caught the eye of the cardinal Leopoldo de Medici, who commissioned various paintings from him.
In 1653, the artist returned to Amersfoort.When French troops occupied Amersfoort in the "Disastrous Year" of 1672, Withoos fled from Amersfoort to Hoorn, where he would remain until his death in 1703. Vanitas Date 17th century
Medium oil on canvas