Arts Everyday Living: Through a Spanish Artist’s Eyes—Cherries in Winter

Luis Melendez, Still Life with Fruit and A Jar, c. 1773, oil on canvas, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Life is just a bowl of cherries.*

Spanish artist Luis Melendez (1716-1780) specialized in still life painting; his works are highly regarded today for their precision and realism.

*From the song of the same title by Ray Henderson and Lew Brown, 1931.

In U.S. public domain.

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