still life with fruit

size(cm): 45x55
Sale price€157,95 EUR


French artist Jean-Baptiste Oudry's painting Still-Life with Fruit is a stunning example of the 18th-century artistic style. The work, which measures 74 x 92 cm, shows a perfectly balanced composition of fruits and vegetables carefully arranged on a table.

The coloring of the painting is vibrant and exuberant, with bright warm tones of oranges, lemons, grapes and apples contrasting with the dark greens of the leaves and branches. The attention to detail is astounding, with each fruit and vegetable rendered with almost photographic precision.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Oudry was an artist in great demand at the French court, and this painting was commissioned by King Louis XV as part of a series of works depicting the abundance and wealth of his reign. The work was exhibited at the Palace of Versailles and was greatly admired by the court.

But there are lesser-known aspects of painting that are also interesting. For example, Oudry was known for his ability to paint animals, and small details of insects and snails can be seen in this work, adding a touch of realism. Furthermore, the composition of the painting is very symmetrical, with the fruits and vegetables arranged in two equal groups on either side of the table.

In summary, the Still-Life with Fruit painting by Jean-Baptiste Oudry is an impressive work that shows the artist's ability to create a balanced and detailed composition. Its vibrant color and attention to detail make it an essential work of art for any lover of painting.

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