MATEO CEREZO

Burgos, 1637 – Madrid, 1666

Still life with vegetables and a copper vessel. Still life with game and other foodstuffs. Still life with a basket of fruit, artichokes and a bunch of asparagus. Still life with fruit.

Oils on canvas

45 x 112 cm; 46 x 102 cm; 46 x 105 cm; and 44.5 x 109 cm

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MATEO CEREZO

Burgos, 1637 – Madrid, 1666

This spectacular group fully reveals Cerezo’s mastery of the genre of still life through his use of elaborate compositions and viewpoints and a varied chromatic range. These works are notably similar in type to the kitchen still lifes by Antonio de Pereda.

This set of four still lifes of matching dimensions were undoubtedly conceived as over-doors and over-windows. The play of light in these four canvases by Mateo Cerezo plays a crucial role in the pictorial technique, highlighting the textures of the fruit, the kitchen vessels and the dead animals.

José Gómez Frechina

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MATEO CEREZO

Burgos, 1637 – Madrid, 1666

Still life with vegetables and a copper vessel. Still life with game and other foodstuffs. Still life with a basket of fruit, artichokes and a bunch of asparagus. Still life with fruit.

Oils on canvas

45 x 112 cm; 46 x 102 cm; 46 x 105 cm; and 44.5 x 109 cm