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Slow Food. Still Lifes of the Golden Age

Mauritshuis, The Hague

9 Mar - 25 Jun 2017

The Mauritshuis traces the development of early meal still lifes in the Northern and Southern Netherlands through more than twenty brought together for this exhibition. The key piece will be the still life by Flemish painter Clara Peeters that the museum acquired a few years ago. Her work anticipates that of later Haarlem masters such as Pieter Claesz and Willem Heda, the best-known representatives of the genre. Other important painters in the exhibition include Osias Beert, Jacob van Hulsdonck, Jacob Foppens van Es, Floris van Dijck, Floris van Schooten and Nicolaes Gillis. These artists painted their meal still lifes with astounding details that make the viewer’s mouth water even to this day. Find out more about the ‘Slow Food’ exhibition from the Mauritshuis’ website.

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Still Life with Oysters, Fruit, and Wine (c. 1610–20), Osias Beert. Washington, National Gallery of Art

Still Life with Oysters, Fruit, and Wine (c. 1610–20), Osias Beert. Washington, National Gallery of Art

Stilleven met tazza, kan en lekkernijen (c. 1611), Clara Peeters. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Stilleven met tazza, kan en lekkernijen (c. 1611), Clara Peeters. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Still Life with Fish and Oysters (c.1625-1630), Floris van Schooten. Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum

Still Life with Fish and Oysters (c.1625-1630), Floris van Schooten. Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum

Stilleven met tazza (1636), Pieter Claesz. Den Haag, Mauritshuis

Stilleven met tazza (1636), Pieter Claesz. Den Haag, Mauritshuis

Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds, and Pretzels (c. 1615), Clara Peeters. Mauritshuis, The Hague

Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds, and Pretzels (c. 1615), Clara Peeters. Mauritshuis, The Hague

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