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Caravaggio spent most of his life involved in turbulence and tragedy. At some point, around the year 1600, he became the most famous painter in Europe. His career started when he started representing still lifes, like baskets of fruits and young men with fruits in a very realistic, and naturalistic way. When many of the painters were trying to paint the beauty and the divine, Caravaggio would achieve new and deeper levels of reality. He would portray flys and the holes on the fruit, as well as the leaves that were rotting and the parts that were going bad. This would make his pieces look unique and marvelous. Caravaggio fled Milan to Rome in 1592. There he spent years moving between households due to disagreements and arguments. He started his career in Rome painting still lives and boys. After 1600, influenced by his patron Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte, Caravaggio focused his pieces into more religious subject matters and developed the chiaroscuro technique, but still managed to add a lot of the ultra-realistic still life in his paintings.
This piece shows a basket of fruits and vegetables and a pot of flowers laying on a table. The Realism in this piece is so striking and impressive that at first sight, we have the impression that we are looking at a picture. The still life is placed entirely on the foreground, very close to the edge of the painting. Caravaggio worked this feature in a lot of paintings. When his predecessors used to put the characters and figures on the middle ground and landscape in the background, Caravaggio would bring all the elements to the front of the scene, giving a sensation of proximity and familiarity to the person that observed the piece.
The basket is placed on the left-hand side of the viewer. There are some vegetables inside, including a bunch of shiny green grapes that fall out elegantly. The rattan basket is partially covered by the vegetables. On the right-hand side, behind the main vegetables placed on the front, there is a small, simple white bowl. The bowl is filled with lilac flowers. The scene doesn’t have a background, and it is set on top of a simple table with no texture or detail. The background seems like a plain concrete wall. The color palette is all warm, and most of the painting is colored in tones of green and straw yellow. The painting doesn’t have much contrast, so the scene is smooth and soothing.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Still Life, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Still Life that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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