Kitchen Still Life, 1650 - 1660

Evaristo Baschenis - Oil on canvas - cm 97 × 145

The work was acquired in 1915 from a private collection in Bergamo by the director of the Pinacoteca, Ettore Modigliani, who had tried for a long time to get hold of a kitchen scene definitely by the artist – and therefore signed – to represent both aspects of his production of still lifes at Brera.
The canvas depicts a table top on which various kinds of games as well as jugs and fruit stands are ranged: these have contrasting surfaces and materials, in which the light is reflected in various ways. The artist’s major interest in this painting was the brightness of colours and the play with the objects’ perspective.

Kitchen Still Life
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