Vanitas Still Life with the Spinario  1628

by Pieter Claesz

Appearances can be deceptive – certainly in painting, which gives only an impression of reality. Here Claesz [br]presents the study materials of an educated painter: books, drawings, armour, musical instruments and a plaster cast of the Spinario, a famous antique sculpture of a boy extracting a thorn from his foot. On the table are a paintbrush and a palette, along with bo...
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Courtesy of Rijksmuseum

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