From the museum website
The Kunsthistorische Museum, in conjunction with the Kulturstiftung Ruhr in Essen, presents a major exhibition dedicated to the golden age of Flemish still-life painting between c. 1550 and 1670. About 120 paintings of the highest quality and importance, on loan from international museums, will document the impressive variety and splendour of the genre “still life”.
The exhibition is divided into ten sections. The assembled masterpieces range from small-scale miniatures for connoisseurs to market- and kitchen-scenes, to bouquets, garlands and wreaths, to large-scale still-lifes of expensive objects d’art. They date from the beginnings of the genre in the 16th century to examples of 17th century baroque splendour.
Wilfried Seipel, Das flämische Stilleben 1550-1680, Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) and Lingen 2002.
Essen, Villa Hügel (1 September-8 December 2002).