SPELT, Adrian van der
(b. ca. 1630, Leiden, d. 1673, Gouda)
Flower Still-Life with Curtain1658
Oil on wood, 46,5 x 63,9 cm
Art Institute, Chicago
Optical illusionistic effects were intended by a number of 17th-century Dutch still-life painters with their "paintings of paintings", where a curtain, draped aside, seems to be hanging in front of a painting. This genre of still-life was known as a "bedriegertje" (little trickster).