A still life of apples and some more fruit

A Still Life Of Apples, Peaches And Pears In A Wan-li Porcelain Dish, Red Grapes In A Wan-li Porcelain Bowl, Plums And Raspberries On Pewter Plates, Figs In A Bowl, Facon-de-venise Wine-glasses, Together With A Butterfly, All Resting On A Wooden Table-top - Osias, the Elder Beert

“A Still Life Of Apples, Peaches And Pears In A Wan-li Porcelain Dish, Red Grapes In A Wan-li Porcelain Bowl, Plums And Raspberries On Pewter Plates, Figs In A Bowl, Facon-de-venise Wine-glasses, Together With A Butterfly, All Resting On A Wooden Table-top” oil on Canvas. Osias, the Elder Beert  from: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_332926/Osias%2C-the-Elder-Beert/page-1

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8 thoughts on “A still life of apples and some more fruit

  1. This is so beautiful! Look at all those old varieties! The peaches are especially interesting: small, white-fleshed — totally delicate, I’d say, in contrast to the pears (digestive aids?) and the apples with all their insect scars. Just fantastic! Thank you! I have a feeling there’s a lot to be said in that arrangement. I’ll have to find a larger image. Hmmm… Here’s another of his images: http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_69596/Osias%2C-the-Elder-Beert/Still-life-of-fruit-in-a-Wan-Li-porcelain-dish

    I was right. Look at those beautiful white peaches. Compared to contemporary peaches, they are so wild. Exquisite! Thank you!

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    1. I remember white peaches that today are not to be found, I still remember their aroma.I guess this is why I like this painting.Went searching for old peaches, the one I remember was possibly Venetian white peach…..something that was used in Bellini at Harris, Venezia….

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  2. I especially love the apples because we are still eating this year’s crop and they are not shiny-perfect like in the supermarket but utterly delicious and looking more like the ones in the painting. In the UK we have enjoyed a “mast” year, with trees bearing especially heavy crops of fruit and nuts.

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