A masterpiece by Adriaen van Utrecht on your wall?
Would you like a beautiful and impressive piece of art by Adriaen van Utrecht your wall? Have a look at his paintings and choose your favorite painting in your own desired size.
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The painting: Banquet Still Life by Adriaen van Utrecht
Original: oil paint on canvas 242.5 x 185 cm wxh
In this painting Adriaen van Utrecht showed that he could paint anything: precious pottery, glass, fruit, an enormous lobster on a Chinese scale, a section of a pie and much more. In view of the remarkably low standpoint, the large painting would have been intended to hang above a chimney.
You can almost feel and touch the objects here. Look at that beautiful bright yellow lemon, and that peel that hangs over the table. Extremely done. All things in the painting seem to have been put down spontaneously and disorganised, but it has been well thought out by Adriaen.
If you look closely, you will see that he has arranged all the objects very precisely. That overlapping of all those objects, putting things in front of and behind each other, was entirely deviced by Adriaan van Utrecht. As a painter you could show how good you were at fabric expression, being: painting materials. The white tablecloth or for example the beautiful glasses. So transparent that you can hardly see them. Either the shiny golden goblet, or the bowl, or that beautiful wood. And that combined with the effect of light and shadow of the painting; extremely difficult. Often painting a still life was also a test for a young painter to show his craftsmanship.
But why was this such a popular genre, a table full of expensive objects and food? It was a sign of prosperity anyway, you could show what you had. Show off. A bit like now: a lot of attention to chic food, which looks very nice. Still life paintings often graced the houses of seventeenth-century rich, affluent, well-nourished people.
How do these Dutch people get all those luxury products that we see in the painting here? That was because of international trade. In the Golden Age, the Dutch sail to the west and east and take all kinds of luxury goods home with them. The warehouses were full of it.