The foods pictured in Still Life with Cheese, Artichoke, and Cherries are subjects Peeters returned to throughout her career. Cherries, butter pats, stacks of cheese, and halved artichokes all made recurring appearances in her paintings, perhaps evidence of a perfectionist bent (though we like to think she turned to them for tasty factor). They also represent a confluence of traditional staples and foreign produce procured via flourishing trade—artichokes (from the Mediterranean) and cherries (perhaps from the region between the Black and Caspian seas) poised alongside local dairy products. Topped in ribbed petals of butter, the tower of three cheeses takes up the most real estate in this image, but those sensual, exposed layers of artichoke leaves and gleaming red cherries are perhaps the most enticing elements for the eye, as visually delectable as their counterparts would have been creamy. It’s a reminder, then, of the magic of multiculturalism through a culinary filter. And of course there’s a hunk of bread and a small heap of salt for good measure. No elaborate feast here. This is a celebration of simple, fresh, beautiful food, rendered in reverent detail by Peeters’ precise hand ... Read more on the blog!
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8"x10" | edition of 10
11"x14" | edition of 200
16"x20" | edition of 25
20"x24" | edition of 10
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