Clara Peeters was an outsider – one of the few female fine artists in the early seventeenth century, not to mention a pioneer in the development of still life as a genre.
We know very little about her life. She worked in Antwerp in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, and a mere forty paintings have been attributed to her. Her still lifes – banquets, fish platters and bouquets – are a feast for the eye.
The exhibition Clara Peeters. Dinner is served sets out to answer the questions evoked by the sometimes enigmatic work of this fascinating artist.
In collaboration with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid