Bodegón

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Photograph in the style of the painter Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560 – 1627).

Cotán’s still lifes are called bodegones, in Spanish art, a bodegón being a still life painting depicting pantry items.

The very dark background is intended to impart a sense of depth with the light enhancing the textures and surfaces but still without illuminating the background. Thus the ‘pantry’ container serves as a kind of stage and the fruit and vegetables the spotlit players.

3 thoughts on “Bodegón

  1. Juan Sánchez Cotán is one of my favorite still life painters and a good source of inspiration. I already played with the idea to do the same as he did but with today’s items. Anyway your interpretation is a very nice one!

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