Still life with rowan
Still life with rowan is a vivid example of Flemish still life. The choice of subjects for writing during the formation of this genre falls on the «quiet life of things.» Flemish artists paint fish that have just been caught from ponds, monkeys, plants in a vase, books, fruits, dishes. In Jan Davids de Hem’s work Flowers in a Vase, broken plants symbolize the sinfulness of life, wildflowers symbolize purity and purity. Dutch masters do not include people in their compositions. Usually it is a table where a jug, household items, a cup are depicted, as on the canvas by Willem Claesz Hed «Still life with brazier pipes». Handmade oil painting.
See other paintings by Evgenia Zragevskaya here: Mountain valley
The Italian masters are dominated by musical instruments, they are depicted from different angles: the painting by Evaristo Baskenis «Still Life with Musical Instruments». Until the 18th century, floral arrangements predominate. They symbolize the frailty of existence on earth and the transience of earthly joys. Often the canvases were supplemented with fruits and decanters.
In the works of Vincent Van Gogh, summer bouquets are presented in different variations, but mostly they are sunflowers.
There are no restrictions in contemporary art. On the canvases of the masters you can see coffee, fruits, books, even empty beer cans.