Still Life with Cherries, Strawberries and Gooseberries,
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This spectacular painting was created when Moillon was 20 years old. Moillon’s specialty was the meticulous rendering of fruits, and this still life epitomizes her success, displaying a restrained elegance and an idealized, classical perfection in all its components. The pristine blue-and-white porcelain bowls, the droplets of water and the small basket reflect her intense and highly ordered vision of the world. Whether the still-life paintings by Moillon and her French contemporaries lacked or eschewed the sophistication of their Dutch counterparts, it is apparent that they embraced a quieter, more contemplative aesthetic.
Owner/Location: Norton Simon Museum - Pasadena  (United States - Pasadena, CA)
Dates: 1630
Artist age:Approximately 21 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 32.1 cm (12.64 in.), Width: 48.6 cm (19.13 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member kitten on 03 August 2013.
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