The 17th-century Spanish giant of religious painting, Zurbarán had a knack for evoking spiritual matters with simple images. A still life can suggest the Virgin Mary; a portrait of a kneeling monk, his face dark, communicates the eerie mystery of God. In this painting, he excels himself, seeing in a meticulously depicted spring lamb, its feet trussed for the slaughter, an image of the Passion. A great painting that finds profundity in the everyday world

The 17th-century Spanish giant of religious painting, Zurbarán had a knack for evoking spiritual matters with simple images. A still life can suggest the Virgin Mary; a portrait of a kneeling monk, his face dark, communicates the eerie mystery of God. In this painting, he excels himself, seeing in a meticulously depicted spring lamb, its feet trussed for the slaughter, an image of the Passion. A great painting that finds profundity in the everyday world

A Butcher’s Counter, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1810, Musée du Louvre Paris

A Butcher’s Counter, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1810, Musée du Louvre Paris

Dick Ket (October 10, 1902 – September 15, 1940) was a Dutch magic realist painter noted for his still lifes and self-portraits.

Dick Ket (October 10, 1902 – September 15, 1940) was a Dutch magic realist painter noted for his still lifes and self-portraits.

Still Life with a Hare, a Pheasant and a Red Partridge - Jean-Baptiste Oudry

Still Life with a Hare, a Pheasant and a Red Partridge - Jean-Baptiste Oudry

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