STREECK, Juriaen van
(b. 1632, Amsterdam, d. 1687, Amsterdam)

Still-Life

after 1653
Oil on oak, 54,5 x 44 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Juriaen Streeck was the closest follower of Willem Kalf. In this small painting by the Amsterdam artist, against a dark background, illuminated by an invisible source, precious objects decoratively arranged form a still-life that is particularly effective in its subdued colour tones and juxtaposition of textures. In the choice of objects and of a dark background Streeck follows Willem Kalf, but this painting is an original masterpiece.




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