Still Life with Lemon, Oranges and Filled Roemer

Willem Kalf1663/1664

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany

Unique among the Dutch Still-life artists was Willem Kalf (1619 -1693), who demonstrated the freest approach to still life work in this epoch. His "Still Life with Lemon, Oranges and Filled Römer" (1663/64) shows his brilliant artistic reflection of the world of objects. The items shine like gems out of a practically mystical darkness. They seem to be modelled out of colour, not fixed in the hard and dry hold of fine painting. Instead, light and shadow provide them with a depth and physicality that would only be found in painting again in the later Still-life work of that splendid magician of colours, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.


  • Title: Still Life with Lemon, Oranges and Filled Roemer
  • Creator: Willem Kalf
  • Creator Lifespan: 1619 - 1693
  • Creator Nationality: Netherlandish
  • Date Created: 1663/1664
  • Physical Dimensions: 36,5 x 30,8 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Still life, Fruits, Lemon, Apple, Roemer, Vanitas, Still-life, Orange
  • Type: Painting
  • Publisher: Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe (State Art Gallery Karlsruhe)
  • External Link: Still Life with Lemon, Oranges and Filled Roemer
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Still-life
  • Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
  • Support: Canvas
  • Depicted Topic: Still Life

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