Still Life with Musical Instruments, Peter Klas, 1623

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Still life with musical instruments – Peter Klas. 1623. Oil on canvas. 60×122   One of the famous painters of the Dutch school of painting Peter Klaas (circa 1597-1661) painted beautiful still lifes, in which he painstakingly recreated the life of urban burghers. In his works, one feels love for the things surrounding a person in everyday life. The subject world acquires its own philosophy: any thing is created with experienced hands, whether it is freshly baked bread or a glass of the finest glass made by a quality craftsman. Things serve a person, make the necessary warmth and comfort, decorating his life. You can take a long look at Klaas’s still lifes, on which each object is painted so painstakingly, with such an amazing transfer of the texture of the material and the play of light on its surface, that one involuntarily wonders if this thing can in fact be as good as it is magnificent in this picture. Everything matters in the master’s paintings, nothing is accidental or secondary. Each item can tell its own story, and they all tell about the life of urban residents of the XVII century."