AGOSTINO VERROCHI Peaches, Plums and a Melon on a Wooden Table, with a Magpie, Apples, Grapes and Other Fruit in the Background on a Stone Ledge, Ovoli Mushrooms, Figs and Other Fruit on a Marble Edge [early 17th century]
Willem Claesz Heda. 1594-1680. Haarlem. La Tourte au cassis. La Tourte with blackcurrant. 1641. Strasbourg. Palais des Rohan.
Willem Claeszoon Heda (December 14, 1593/1594 – c. 1680/1682) was a Dutch Golden Age artist from the city of Haarlem devoted exclusively to the painting of still lifes. He is known for his innovation of the late breakfast genre of still life painting.
Summer’s Last Hurrah par Marcus Rodriguez Via Flickr : The sun’s put in an all-too-rare appearance, today after what seems like weeks of unseasonably cool weather. The days are drawing in, the harvest’s gathered and thoughts turn to preparing for the long dark days of winter.