oil on canvas depicting a Still life with birds Jan Fyt school
oil on canvas depicting a Still life with birds Jan Fyt school
oil on canvas depicting a Still life with birds Jan Fyt school
oil on canvas depicting a Still life with birds Jan Fyt school
oil on canvas depicting a Still life with birds Jan Fyt school

oil on canvas depicting a Still life with birds Jan Fyt school

c. 1640 to c. 1699 Anversa Belgium

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He learned the first rudiments of the art of painting in Antwerp by Hans van den Berch in 1621-1622 and probably completed his studies at Frans Snyders, from which he maintained a certain independence of style.

In 1629-1630 he became master of the Guild of Saint Luke in Antwerp, but continued to work for Frans Snyders until 1631.
In 1633-1634 he moved to Paris and later to Italy. The trip to Italy is confirmed by its adhesion in 1650 to the Guild of the Romans, reserved only for painters who had visited Rome and became dean in 1652.

During his stay in Rome he joined the Schildersbent with the nickname Goudvink. He also worked in Venice for the Sagredo and Contarini families.
He probably also visited Naples, Florence, Genoa and maybe even Spain and London. On September 5, 1641 Fyt returned to Antwerp, where he remained for the rest of his career, apart from a short trip to Northern Holland in 1642.
His pupils were Pieter Boel and David de Coninck. Jan Fyt painted mainly still lifes and hunting scenes in an elaborate style close to that of Rubens' circle and with vivid contrasts of light and color.

His most characteristic works are hunting trophies, dead deer, hares and birds, all represented with a sensitivity to detail and a consistency similar to those found in Dutch still lifes.

The setting can be mythological as in Diana and her hunting dogs next to the captured prey, or landscape as in hunting hunt, or the prey can be represented lying on a table of a patrician house as in Wild and a basket with grapes watched from a cat.
He is considered the best Flemish painter of still lifes after Frans Snyders, in particular of those representing game, whose genre can be considered the inventor.

According to Kugler, he approached Snyders in composition and was less accurate in drawing, but he surpassed the master in rendering the effects of sunlight.
He also succeeded in representing the furs of the animals and the plumage of birds in an exceptionally realistic and more detailed manner than Snyders. He excelled in painting dogs, especially greyhounds.

According to Viardot, his knowledge of anatomy was perhaps not as good as that of Snyders, but he almost reached the master in color rendering and execution. Fyt also performed some fine floral paintings, perhaps closer to modern taste.
He collaborated with other painters such as Jacob Jordaens and Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert, who depicted human figures in his still lifes.

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Mr. Riccardo Moneghini
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excellent state of conservation
Anversaa, private collection
Height 58.00 cm (22.83 inches)
Width 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
External Height 70.00 cm (27.56 inches)
External Width 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
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oil on canvas
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