(b. 1579, Antwerpen, d. 1657, Antwerpen)

The Fruit Basket

c. 1633
Oil on canvas, 153 x 214 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

The genre of the still-life composed of things to eat was created at the end of the 16th century by the Antwerp painter Pieter Aertsen. Frans Snyders gave it a decorative amplitude that belongs to the Baroque spirit.