Clara Peeters. Dinner is served!

One of very few female painters in the baroque period, the Antwerp artist Clara Peeters (1594 - 1657)&nbsp;was a pioneer of still-life painting.&nbsp;<br />

At the age of just fourteen, Clara painted small, detailed scenes with unparalleled mastery. Her ‘banquet pieces’ flaunting costly dinner services, ornamented metal goblets, gold coins and rare flowers are displayed on a narrow table against a dark background so that every detail comes into its own. Sometimes she even added her refection to her still lifes in the gleaming surface of the jugs and cups.
 
Twenty paintings by Clara Peeters have survived. On display in the exhibition is work from private collections and the collections of the KMSKA, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Rockoxhuis Museum, but also from the Mauritshuis in The Hague and the Prado in Madrid. The exhibition will travel on from Antwerp to the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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