Still life with grapes, Adrian van Utrecht

Still life with grapes, Adrian van Utrecht
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  • Posted by Adrian van Utrecht
  • Museum: Hermitage
  • Year: 1640s

Description of the picture :

Still life with grapes – Adrian van Utrecht. 1640s. Oil on canvas. 119×99
   Adrian van Utrecht (1599-1652) is a Flemish Baroque artist. He was attracted to writing poultry yards, fish markets. In still lifes with fruits and vegetables, the influence of Sneiders is noticeable.

   “Naturmort with grapes” presents the quintessence of “fruit still lifes”. Juicy and ripe fruits, just washed and neatly laid out on the table, are prescribed by the master so vividly and naturalistically that there is a desire to lend a hand and break off the sprig of green grapes, eat soft peach. Utrecht glorifies nature and its fruits, it admires the luxury and grace of natural forms. Everything in the picture speaks of abundance and prosperity. Dark green velvet fabric emphasizes the bright beauty of autumn still life. An interesting feature of the fruit is laid on a table parallel to the picture plane. The canvas was probably ordered by a wealthy burger to decorate the interior of his house.