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Arts Everyday Living: Vermeer of Still-Lifes–Sea Shells, Peaches with Butterfly & Asparagus

          Dutch Golden Age artist Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707), like his countryman icon Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), was forgotten by posterity until centuries later. While Vermeer is famed primarily for his remarkable interiors, Coorte specialized in magical still lifes of a variety of objects, from delicate shells to succulent peaches combined […]

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