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A Dutch Breakfast [Apr. 12th, 2013|04:34 pm]
Tony Grist

I'm browsing through galleries of Dutch Golden Age art. This chap, Willem Claeszoon Heda, specialized in painting breakfast. I guess it's hard to put a man who only painted breakfast in the same exalted category as Rembrandt and Vermeer but, even so, isn't this a fabulous piece of work! I want some of that pie.

Many still life paintings have a certain melancholy about them- an element of the Vanitas. Your breakfast is transitory; it will not come again; you can't have your pie and eat it.

[User Picture]From: idahoswede
2013-04-12 03:36 pm (UTC)
I'd rather have the silver coffee pot myself.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-12 03:44 pm (UTC)
Tough choice...
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From: athenais
2013-04-12 05:02 pm (UTC)
This is so beautiful. That lemon especially gets me, and the crust on the pie.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-04-12 05:20 pm (UTC)
The reflections in the silver too. Extraordinarily skillful.

Edited at 2013-04-12 05:20 pm (UTC)
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