“Still Life with Partridge and Dishware,” Luis Melendez

“Still Life with Partridge and Dishware,” Luis Melendez
"Still Life with Partridge and Dishware," Luis Melendez - 1

  • Posted by Luis Melendez
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: The last third of the XVIII century

Overview of the painting :

Still life with partridges and dishes – Luis Melendez. The last third of the XVIII century. Oil on canvas. 62, x41.6

   Melendez is true to his ideals and works in the best traditions of the genre. The composition “Naturmort with partridges and dishes” is built very masterfully, the coloristic solution of the canvas is very harmonious. Large, but detailed painting occupies almost the entire space of the canvas. Left carelessly among game and vegetables, bordered by saturated blue plates become an object that escorts the viewer to the plot perspective. It seems to talk about a residential building, with its customs and habits, the mistress of the home will prepare partridges and, possibly, will cover the table with these same plates…