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Still Life

Still Life

Artist: Ben Austrian (American, 1870 - 1921)

Date: 1898
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Framed: 37 x 43 in. (94 x 109.2 cm)
Canvas: 27 x 33 in. (68.6 x 83.8 cm)
Credit Line:Museum Purchase
Object number: 1925.155.1
This large composition features objects loaded with symbolism about the arts. Some traditional vanitas images are included as well. The illusion of space is heightened by the dark background, a technique that was used by baroque artists in Italy, France, and Holland.
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