Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas
Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas

Flemish School From Circle Of Cornelis N. Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630-1675) - Still Life Vanitas

17th century Belgium

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Flemish School of the circle of Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts
(Antwerp, 1630 c. - 1675 c.)

Still life, trompe l'oeil with vanitas

seventeenth century

oil on canvas

(cm): 83 x 105

The charming composition in question depicts an articulated still life, in which you can recognize two sub-categories of trompe-l'oeil (the art of deceiving the viewer through the illusion that the painted object is real) and Vanitas (presence of objects that allude to the inexorable passage of time, and then to the ephemeral nature of worldly possessions).

The work, which fully reflects the Flemish baroque aesthetic canons, enhances the taste for fiction and the pleasure for the perceptual deception: the artist has demonstrated creative genius combined with great technical ability, thus obtaining the involvement the viewer's emotional and arousing the wonder.

The taste and texture are combined to many details to that of the Flemish master Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts (Antwerp, 1630 c. - 1675 c.); You just have to make a comparison with the two works "Trompe l'oeil. A Cabinet in the Artist's Studio "and" Vanitas "(see photos in detail), to grasp at first sight the many similarities, and to associate the execution of an artist very close to the teacher.

The painting has all the characteristic elements of the Vanitas, with symbolic objects that allude to the precariousness of existence; On the one hand the extinguished candle, the hourglass, the book and the skull, which expressly indicate the inevitable passing of time and the transience of the pleasures, the other a series of paintings, each depicting a reference, albeit indirectly, to the same principle.

In detail, you can see various still lifes (with flowers, with fruit) and a canvas background with birds, all of fragility symbols par excellence; on the left is then a glimpse with the ruins of an ancient building, praising the eternity and the passing of time. Finally a portrait of a young woman, to indicate the transience of youth, and two paintings, a scene set in a tavern and two musicians, alluding instead to worldly pleasures.

The theme of vanitas is then confirmed by the phrase written on the scroll unfurled, with the Latin word "RESPICE FINEM", ie "OBSERVE THE END", an appropriate feeling in a painting like this.

The work s in excellent condition.

The painting, like all our object is sold with photo certificate of authenticity.
Dimensions
Height 83.00 cm (32.68 inches)
Width 105.00 cm (41.34 inches)
External Height 123.00 cm (48.43 inches)
External Width 145.00 cm (57.09 inches)
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