Réf : 67970
Still life with guinea pigs - Workshop of Giovanni Paolo Castelli lo Spadin
Oil on canvas. Workshop of Giovanni Paolo Castelli (1659 - 1730).
In front of a copper cauldron overturned on an entablature, and in a tangle of cabbages, artichokes, gherkins, melon and other fruits and vegetables, two guinea pigs steal the food. Small mammals are thought to be responsible for this disorder. In the background, the opening on a twilight sky brings light, the foliage of a distant tree envelops the scene. The faint light that passes over objects, ignites sudden flashes and softens the colors. The sensitivity that emerges from this painting is peculiar to the eighteenth century.
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