Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps

Still Life

Still Life
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Author: Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps
Still Life, Painting, Oil on panel, 28x24 cm
Origin: France, First half of the 19th century

Decamps composed this still life of a very unusual selection of objects: in the centre, suspended from one hook, are a hare and a cockerel , the dark feathers of the latter effectively contrasting with the white background of the cloth; to the left is an empty hook, and to the right a tin lamp hanging crookedly from another hook, while at the bottom we can just see the top of a chair. The central, strictly balanced composition is on symmetrical principles, and yet it creates not the impression of an artificially created ensemble, but of a natural fragment of reality.

Style: Romanticism
Source of entry: Museum of the Academy of Arts, Petrograd, 1922

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