SANCHEZ COTÁN, Juan
(b. 1561, Orgaz, d. 1627, Granada)
Still-Life with Game, Vegetable and Fruit1602
Oil on canvas, 68 x 89 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Sánchez Cotán was a specialist in still-lifes characterized by dramatic realism and a strange sense of calm. He made his contribution to the definition of the austere, spiritual character of the still-life genre in Spain, in contrast to the far more pompous, rhetorical character of its Flemish and Italian counterparts.