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René Smoorenburg
"7 Peaches" Dutch Fine Realist Oil Painting Still-Life with Fruit

2020

$7,000

About

During his successful career as a goldsmith the desire to paint grew on Dutch artist René Smoorenburg (1954). The attention to detail, which was of great importance in his work as a goldsmith, proved of great value in painting his faithful still life’s. In "7 Peaches" the artist's attention to fine detail is traceable in the way he painted the leaf on one of the peaches and the small twigs. All the fine details create an effect of trompe-l'oeil, the painting is deceptive realistic. His work stands in the long tradition of Dutch still life painting, originated in the seventeenth century, with its highly refined and meticulously executed depiction of reality. His work is in the spirit of many of those great works but retains its own distinctive style. Although René Smoorenburg works at a few paintings at the same time, the time it takes him to finish one individual painting amounts six months. Because of his very detailed style of painting, this time span is necessary to complete the work with a lot of patience and endurance. In contrast to the masters of the Golden Age, he chooses to emphasize the vulnerability, fragility and imperfection of everyday objects in his still life’s. According to René Smoorenburg, beauty is not perfection, but in the trace of the past and the evidence of enduring ravages of time. René Smoorenburg finds his sources of inspiration at antique fairs and markets: worn shoes and clothes, glass bottles, bumped cups, a flower pot with a crack. What often does not receive extensive attention in daily life, an object that we would probably pass by, is overloaded with attention by René. The result of his efforts is admired by many. In our hectic everyday life, Rene's works provide a moment of well-deserved relaxation and tranquility. René invites you to take the time to take a closer look, take in the details, and witness the beauty of simplicity. René's paintings are worlds in which the traces of the past are not erased but cherished, where the imperfect is considered perfect. The frames used in René's work were especially designed by him to create a maximum effect by his extraordinary paintings.

Details

  • Creator
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 17.33 in. (44 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)Depth: 1.58 in. (4 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: "7 perziken'' 9967-11stDibs: LU137527062032

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