The Flemish breakfasts of 17th century

In Holland still lives were called ontbijt (breakfasts), a widespread genre among the Flemish artists of the 17th century. Through the elements typical of the paintings: the Romer, traditional german glass used for the Rhine white wine, the saltcellar surmounted by a china plate and in general, shades of colour which give up to monochrome painting.

Colours in fact aim to conform, laying emphasis on the fruit in the foreground: a peeled lemon with flesh and rind in a clear and bright yellow.