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Still-Life Food Is So 21st Century

Still Life With Gilt Goblet. Willem Heda's famous masterpiece from 1635. Oil on Panel, 88cm x 113cm. Image courtesy of Rijksmuseum. [Click on the image to see the source.]

In his Haarlem studio, Dutch painter Willem Claeszoon Heda took care to shadow in creases on a damask tablecloth and added enough yellow to make light bounce off a pewter pitcher. In the lower right-hand corner of his famous “Still Life With Gilt Goblet” piece, the artist from The Netherlands couldn’t help himself. He snuck in [...]

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