Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Still Lifes by European MastersNovember 19, 2002-January 31, 2003
Location: Della and Fred S.Worms OBE Gallery
Artist: Cornelius de Heem, Barthelomeo Battera, Heyman Dullaert, and others
Curator: Ruth Apter-Gabriel
What can we learn from the groaning tables, succulent fruit, and lush bouquets of the Baroque period? As profound expressions of seventeenth-century social mores and values, the hidden messages of the still life have been the subject of much discussion in recent years. This exhibition of works from the Museum's European Art collection presents a selection of flower pieces and other still lifes by Dutch and Italian painters - Cornelius de Heem, Barthelomeo Battera, Heyman Dullaert, and others.