Still life with musical instruments, Peter Clas, 1623
- Posted by Peter Klas
- Museum: Louvre
- Year: 1623
Description of the picture :
Still life with musical instruments – Peter Clas. 1623. Oil on canvas. 60×122
One of the famous artists of the Dutch school of painting Peter Claas (about 1597-1661) wrote beautiful realistic still lifes in which he carefully recreated the life of city burgers. In his works, a love of things surrounding a person in everyday life is felt. The subject world takes on its own philosophy: every thing is created with skillful hands, be it freshly baked bread or a glass of finest glass made by a skilled craftsman. Things serve a person, create the necessary warmth and comfort, decorating his life. You can consider the still lifes of the Clas for a long time, on which each item is written so carefully, with such an excellent transmission of the texture of the material and the play of light on its surface that you involuntarily wonder if this thing can actually be as good as it is beautiful in this picture. In the master’s paintings, everything matters, nothing accidental or secondary. Each subject can tell its story, and they all tell about the life of citizens of the XVII century.