His humble ingredients: bread, cheese, wine, a half-eaten herring, offered in pewter, glass, and porcelain tablewares, seldom varied. His work is noted for the realistic portrayal of the various elements of the still-life, almost to the point of being tangible. Around this lie pewter plates carrying a lemon and plump olives, a roll and a handful of nuts. Each one conveys a message of mortality. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Pieter Claesz, Vanitas Still Life, 1630 Details. Please enter your email address. He was born in Berchem, Belgium, near Antwerp, where he became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1620. This book focuses on the period 1620-1645 in which Claesz developed the still-life to perfection. He moved to Haarlem in 1620, where his son, the landscape painter Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem was born (October 1). Pieter Claesz is known chiefly for his monochrome still lifes. Approximately fifty works are shown that well represent this important artist's evolution. They painted with subdued, virtually monochromatic palettes, the subtle handling of light and texture being the prime means of expression. Still life with bread and rummer on a table, 1643, STILL LIFE OF LEMONS AND OLIVES, PEWTER..., 1629, An upturned pewter jug, silver beaker,..., 1635–1639, A Vanitas still life (collaboration with studio). Pieter Claesz was influenced by the artist movement 'Vanitas'. All rights reserved. The Haarlem artist Pieter Claesz became well-known for his still-lifes featuring a limited palette. The sobriety preached at the time (from around 1630 onwards) is expressed in the monochrome pallet of his modest little banquets and breakfasts. Pieter Claesz was an eminent Dutch still-painter of the 17th century. Vanitas Still Life with the Spinario (1628), Portrait of Stadholder-King William III (1650-1702) surrounded by a Garland of Flowers (c. 1660), Still Life with Lobster and Fruit (probably early 1650s). On a table next to a sculptural wine. He was born in Berchem, Belgium, near Antwerp, where he became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1620. STILL LIFE WITH A 'JAN STEEN' JUG, A PEELED... A roemer, tobacco, a chicken, a herring and a... Breakfast piece with ham on a pewter plate,... Two roemers, a roll, a plate of olives, a..., 1642. His work is noted for the realistic portrayal of the various elements of the still-life, almost to the point of being tangible. Memento mori – remember you must die. He moved to Haarlem in 1620, where his son, the landscape painter Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem was born (October 1). Pieter Claesz is one of the most important still-life painters of the Dutch seventeenth century. Pieter Claesz was one of the innovators of the small-scale breakfast piece, or ontbijtje, in which a few modest elements—such as a pewter plate, bread and herring—are described with a limited palette of warm tones. ... At the front, a white linen napkin spills over as if protruding into our space. Claesz's still lifes often suggest allegorical purpose, with skulls serving as reminders of human mortality. The sobriety preached at the time (from around 1630 onwards) is expressed in the monochrome pallet of his modest little banquets and breakfasts. You will receive mail with link to set new password. In this little panel, which dates from 1625, there are still many colourful elements like the red and white of the anemone and the blue of the silk ribbon attached to the pocket watch. This is no random collection of objects. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. View Pieter Claesz’s artworks on artnet. Pieter Claesz is one of the most important still-life painters of the Dutch seventeenth century. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. He was an artist that transformed the daily and the mundane into a momentous scene emanating a radiant beauty, using the simplest of means. In 1620, Claesz took up residence in Haarlem where he founded a school of still-life painting. Pieter Claesz was a Dutch Golden Age painter of still lifes. Pieter Claesz: Master of Haarlem Still Life : [exhibition] Frans Hals Museum ... Pieter Claesz: Master of Haarlem Still Life. He and Willem Claeszoon Heda, who also worked in Haarlem, were the most important exponents of the "ontbijt" or dinner piece. Bol de fraises, römer, tête de poisson et... Supper Scene with a Pewter Jug, Ham, and a... STILLLEBEN MIT ZINNKANNE, EINEM GLAS BIER,..., 1648. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. His still lifes were balanced, detailed, and tranquil. To the right, a lavishly decorated silver drinking vessel – … ©2020 Artnet Worldwide Corporation. Pieter Claesz was a Dutch Golden Age painter of still lifes. Claesz generally chose objects of a more homely kind than Heda, although his later work became more colourful and decorative. Nature morte au crabe et aux fruits, 1600–1699, Still Life. Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily newsletter. A snuffed-out candle, an empty glass, a watch and a skull. The two men founded a distinguished tradition of still life painting in Haarlem. Together they form a still life that is dominated by the large glass – a rummer. Lost your password? GROSSES STILLLEBEN MIT ZINNKANNE, WEINGLÄSERN,... Panel with basket of fruits and vines,..., 1650.