“Still Life with a Silver Sleeve,” Willem Calf – a description of the picture

“Still Life with a Silver Sleeve,” Willem Calf – a description of the picture
“Still Life with a Silver Sleeve,” Willem Calf - a description of the picture - 1

  • Posted by Willem Kalf
  • Museum: Reyksmuseum
  • Year: 1660

Description of the picture :

Still life with a silver jug – Willem Calf. Oil on canvas. 65.2 x 73.8 cm

   A magnificent artistic masterpiece was written by the Dutch painter Willem Kalf! Still life is created in the Baroque style.

   Artwork captivates with the luxury of expensive dishes. A sophisticated silver jug with a folded lid and a glass of wine on a golden stand carry a special style of kitchen interior. The items of life are decorated with a beautiful fashionable ornament. They are made by the best masters – the foundry of Holland. Leisure fills the atmosphere with grandeur and luxury. Nearby lies a plate of fruit and a branch of wood, which give the composition the fresh charm of nature. The plate is slightly tilted and the fruits lie freely, filling the space with a gentle citrus aroma. They are pleasant to contemplate: juicy, ripe, appetizing to taste!

   The artist arranged the items interestingly, in arbitrary form, using original color combinations. The total dark – the green background of the picture gives a finely beautiful rigor and decorativeness. On the table on the right are a pocket watch. They seem to count the time and recall the meaning of earthly being.

   The master of the brush talentedly conveyed light effects in the composition of the picture: a bright shine of gold and silver, a azure casting of the plate, a dynamic color contrast of the fruits. Still life seems “living”, I want to take objects in my hands and touch it. The picture hides its own secret and mystery.

   Art work gives beauty, aesthetics, inner harmony, light and good. She carries quiet calm, self-reliant, awakening thoughts of eternity. The picture relieves stress, strengthens self-confidence. She will look great in the interior of the living room, bedroom, work room.