Still lifes

I'm teaching art class this month for my eldest daughter and the topic I've chosen is Still Life.  In reading about it, I discovered a 17th-century Dutch painter with an incredible gift in versimilitude, with gorgeous florals, game, and hunting fare:

Those birds looks fluffy enough to touch, as does the velvet bag.  Check out images of Willem van Aelst here:  Dutch painter Willem val Aelst | still life images .  


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