"European Still Life Painting from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

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The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is a world-renowned museum housing one of the best art collections in the world. Drawing from the museum's collections, this exhibition showcases 75 works from the 16th to 18th centuries with a focus on still life painting. Still life painting flourished mainly in Holland from the 17th century onward. While some painters strove for realism, others introduced allegorical meaning or religious messages into their works. Some of these works also reflected the stature and authority of their clients and patrons. While growing multifariously as a single genre of painting, still life was also closely linked to portraiture and genre painting. With the Spanish master Diego Velásquez’s "Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Pink Dress" on view for the first time in Japan, this exhibition will explore the development and fascination of still life painting.

[Image: Diego Velásquez "Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Pink Dress" (1653-54) oil on canvas 128.5 × 100cm]

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From 2008-07-02 To 2008-09-15

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