CLAESZ., Pieter
(b. ca. 1597, Steinfurt, d. 1661, Haarlem)

Still-life with Herring

Oil on panel, 36 x 46 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

The stylistic phases and fluctuations in aesthetics through which the Dutch landscape passed had their direct counterpart in still-life. The silvery tone which dominates in this Still-life by Claesz., muting the colours and subtly adjusting the objects to each other, directly relates to the tonal direction landscape took after 1630.