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Spanish Still Life

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels

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Eighty works by Spanish masters are arranged in a chronological overview, from the 1600s to the present day. The still life paintings of renowned artists, such as Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, and Dalí are shown alongside works by their predecessors and contemporaries, providing a comprehensive picture of this genre. It has been almost 20 years since the last exhibition of Spanish still life. While the connection with the Flemish and Italian still life painting is unmistakeable, the early Spanish masters developed a visual language of their own. This retrospective gives an overview of the 400-year evolution of Spain’s still life paintings, arranged in thematic and chronological clusters. Find out more about the ‘Spanish Still Life’ exhibition from the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts’ website.

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Still life with birds, melon and bottle of Peralta wine (1807), José López Enguídanos. Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

Still life with birds, melon and bottle of Peralta wine (1807), José López Enguídanos. Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid

Still Life with Old Shoe (1937), Joan Miró. © SABAM Belgium 2018

Still Life with Old Shoe (1937), Joan Miró. © SABAM Belgium 2018

Still Life with Salmon, Lemon and Three Vessels (1772), Luis Egidio Meléndez. © Museo Nacional del Prado

Still Life with Salmon, Lemon and Three Vessels (1772), Luis Egidio Meléndez. © Museo Nacional del Prado

Trompe l’oeil (Tobacco. Allegory of Smell) (c. 1750), Bernardo Lorente Germán. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Photo: Franck Raux

Trompe l’oeil (Tobacco. Allegory of Smell) (c. 1750), Bernardo Lorente Germán. © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Photo: Franck Raux

Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (ca. 1602), Juan Sánchez Cotán. © The San Diego Museum of Art

Quince, Cabbage, Melon and Cucumber (c. 1602), Juan Sánchez Cotán. © The San Diego Museum of Art

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