Mario dei Fiori

Still Life with Vase of Flowers


Mario dei Fiori
( Penne, 1603-Rome, 1673 )


Oil on canvas 65.5×49 cm


The floral displays of Mario dei Fiori characteristicallyemerge from a shady background, and this pairof pictures also demonstrates the artist’s customary eye for detail combined with chromaticsplendor. The sumptuous arrangements in these two vases poetically capture the effects of light andoffer a rich rangeof colors, further emphasizing the exuberance of still life painting in the Baroqueage.