ARELLANO, Juan de
(b. 1614, Santorcaz, d. 1676, Madrid)
Still-Life with a Basket of Flowersc. 1650
Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 60,5 cm
Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao
This still-life was painted in the middle of the 17th century, in the golden age of the Baroque still-life painting. In the 1630s and 1640s many paintings (hunting scenes, animal paintings, bodegones) were commissioned for the palaces in the Buen Retiro Park and Torre de la Parada. These paintings exerted a great influence on Spanish painting in the following years. This influence can be seen in this painting, too.