Still Life of Flowers, Fruit, Shells, and Insects

Still-life paintings are an important and much-admired type in seventeenth-century Dutch art. Van der Ast is considered a master of the “combined” still life composition; he had an exceptional ability […]

An Allegory of Music

This painting is thought to represent an allegory of music. Four figures are singing from a book and sheets of music. The female figure probably represents Euterpe, the Muse of […]