Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dutch master still lifes and another GIVEAWAY!

In the 17th century, prosperous Holland experienced a "Golden Age" in painting.
There were several genres, not the least of which was the still life.
The painting were an opportunity for the artist to showcase his skill in recreating textures and realistic lighting.

They often contained everyday items and sometimes depicted lavish, if not over-styled to look casual, tablescapes.
The items were meant as a reminder of the shortness of life, a message that was more clear in early examples containing simpler items.

Later in the 1600s more ornate vessels were depicted.

These are just a sampling of the greatest of the 17th century.
I chose them as a prelude to the giveaway of this antique print from my Etsy shop.

I think it would be great over a bar, in a kitchen, or in any grouping of like prints.

The print depicts various ornate vessels that were often seen in the still life paintings of the Dutch masters.
This is an antique and not a copy.
It is matted in a dark gray 9 x 12 inch mat.
My Etsy shop sells antique prints and my original artwork.
I never sell reproduction, mass-produced art.
Please note that this print is matted in a common size for easy framing on a budget.
Custom framing is expensive and I think everyone should have wonderful pieces of art regardless of their budget.
In addition to the giveaway I am offering readers a 10 % discount in my Etsy store.
Just use the code DUMONDE1 at checkout.

To enter just:
1.become a follower of Design Du Monde 
2. then hop on over to my Etsy store or my Saatchi Gallery page and pick a favorite. Then come back here and leave me a comment telling me about your favorite.
3. Extra entries can be had by liking this post on Facebook or linking to it on your site. Just leave an extra comment for each.
Please be sure to leave an email if you do not have a Google account.

Open to US residents only.
Winner picked at random on Tuesday, December 20th at 10am EST.
 Good Luck!


Goldie said...

I am a follower!

Goldie said...

This is my favorite on your etsy site

I love gothic design!

Di@Cottage-Wishes said...

I like the soissons and am a follower! Thank you for the giveaway. Di

Anonymous said...

Hello Kerry,

I am already a follower via Karenia and have been to your Etsy store. I still love the Soissons Cathedral but of course all your artwork is beautiful.

This was an interesting article on still life paintings. I never knew that was how that all got started.


chedeb5353 said...

I am a new follower. I love this print and have a perfect place for it!

chedeb5353 said...

I love the Buildwas Abbey print in your shop.

chedeb5353 said...

Liked you on FB.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

LOVE the 1790 Architecural drawing! Beautiful pieces.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Added giveaway to my Facebook!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...


Lauren said...

I love the floral abstract.

MoonRae said...

GFC follower MoonRae


MoonRae said...

I'm in love with the large ArtDeco print!! Definitely my fav.
Thanks for this beautiful giveaway!!