Still life, Christopher Paudiss, 1660
- Posted by Christopher Paudiss
- Museum: Hermitage
- Year: 1660
Overview of the painting :
Still life – Christopher Paudiss. 1660. Oil on canvas. 62×47
Christopher Pauliss (About 1625-1666), a German artist, one of the largest masters of the XVII century, wrote genre and religious scenes. In portrait painting, Pauliss experienced the influence of Rembrandt, so his still lifes, performed in the traditions of poetic realism, are much more original.
The presented picture is distinguished by an exquisite golden brown color, it subtly conveys a light-air environment that envelops simple objects that poetically tell about human life. Ordinary, not attractive things – a bunch of onions, jugs and hanging on the bright wall of the bank – make up a typical “kitchen still life”. The contours of the objects are deprived of volume, they are part of the environment surrounding as if flooded with golden light.