Studies of Fruits, Insects and Shells, Attributed to Georg Flegel  (German, Olomouc (Olmütz) 1566–1638 Frankfurt)

heaveninawildflower: “‘Studies of Fruit, Insects and Shells’ (late - mid century). Watercolour on parchment attributed to Georg Flegel Image and text courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art ”

Cats lived in the Imperial Palace in 18th century Russia -- so a digital artist added them into royal portraits!

Classical Portraits of the Hermitage Cats

Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Still Life with Fruit and Ham, 1648-49 During the Dutch Baroque era in the 17th century, still life paintings were used kind of like how rappers use boast songs today — to demonstrate wealth, a form of over-the-top brag. Thus the crazy level of detail, the opulence, and the sensuality of paintings like de Heem’s depiction of sliced ham, lobster, peeled lemon, and a feast of other foods. Check out the shine on those bowls!

The Greatest Food Still Lifes in Art History

"The Piebald Horse" by Paulus Potter   Dutch, about 1650 - 1654   Oil on canvas   19 1/2 x 17 11/16 in.

The "Piebald" Horse -- Paulus Potter (Dutch, 1625 - -- about 1650 - 1654 -- Oil on canvas -- x cm x 17 in.

Otto Marseus van Schrieck Forest Floor Still Life with Butterflies and Lizards 17th century

stilllifequickheart: “ Otto Marseus van Schrieck Forest Floor Still Life with Butterflies and Lizards century ”

Stilleven met een gouden bokaal, Pieter de Ring, 1640 - 1660

Rijksmuseum Inspiration for Masha Reva: Golden age dress - Still life with golden bowl, Pieter de Ring, 1640 - 1660

25 Famous Paintings Photobombed By A Fat Cat. WARNING: #4 Can't Be Unseen - Dose - Your Daily Dose of Amazing

Famous Paintings Photobombed by a Fat Cat - Willem Claesz Heda, Still Life with a Lobster

Jan van Kessel, A Dragon-fly, two Moths, a Spider and some Beetles, with wild Strawberries, oil on copper,  9 x 13cm, early 1650s

September dragonfly with fruit File:Jan van Kessel (I) Dragon-fly moths spider beetles with strawberries.

"Peacocks"  --  1683  --  Melchior d'Hondecoeter  --  Oil on canvas  --  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Melchior de Hondecoeter (Dutch, Peacocks, 1683 Oil on canvas 74 x 53 inches The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alessandro Varotari (Il Padovanino), Orpheus, early 17th century

alessandro varotari called il padovanino padua 1588 1649 venice orpheus enchanting the animals early 17 century prado museum

Jean Baptiste Oudry

A Deer Chased By Dogs by Jean-Baptiste Oudry - Oil Painting Reproduction…