Talks and Tours
Gallery Tour: Renée Cox: Soul Culture
A guided tour provides an overview of this exhibition deconstructing issues of race and gender using the body as central image to promote positivit
Oil on oak panel
Pieter Claesz used the “banquet piece” type of still-life painting as a way to demonstrate his technical skill. The texture of the leaves, the shell of the crab and the various reflections of light seen in the half-filled glass goblet (called a Roemer), are all executed with precision. Still-life paintings were often treated as moralizing or as vanitas images−reminding the viewer of the transience of life and material possessions.