Hyperrealist Vanitas Interior Still Life Painting of Various of Fruits & Vessels Early 20th Century



Oil on canvas


Hyperrealist interior still life painting of an opulent spread of food including grapes, peaches, oranges, and lobster displayed along with various glasses and decanters of wine. The work evokes imagery common in Dutch style vanitas paintings though mixing symbols of luxury, such as the display of wine and food, with images of brevity, such as the butterflies and peeled fruit which will soon rot. This combination of symbolism is intended to draw the viewer's attention to the transience of life. Intricately rendered, this piece recalls the imagery and attention to detail of Willem Claesz Heda. Currently hung in a gold frame.

Dimensions With Frame

H 38.5 in. x W 46 in. x D 1.75 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 31.5 in. x W 39 in.