Dutch Baroque Still Life

Hi everyone,

Today I have a set of six three tile paintings called "Dutch Baroque Still Life".

The tradition of still life painting has been around since antiquity, and example of this form of paintings can be found in almost every culture. The popularity of still life is immense, making it very hard to understand why many through out the history of art have excluded it from the category of high arts.

The hierarchy that had developed established that history and religious painting were considered the highest style of painting, while portraiture, scenes of everyday life, animal paintings, landscapes and still life were considered minor forms of art.

These “minor” forms of art were executed by highly talented artists, using the same sophisticated techniques as those used in the more highly regarded fields of history and religious painting.  Artists who chose to create still life paintings carefully selected, studied, grouped, and depicted the objects in their works in order to present to their viewer highly realistic images. Still life painting was highly popular among members of all social classes and were often purchased at extremely high prices.

During the Baroque period, masters of still life from Italy, France, Flanders, Holland and Spain painted still life scenes of fruit, flower pieces, musical instruments, fish and game, and vessels used in the household. These objects were painted with the utmost realism but with all the dedication and seriousness that had once been reserved for the human form.

This is base game compatible.

As always I hope you enjoy!




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Sim Picasso
Thanks for stopping by! I am someone who appreciates art and music, being an advanced classical pianist and novice violinist; I believe art and music go hand in hand. I love visiting museums and reading up on art. Creating these little masterpieces for the Sims 3 has given me the opportunity to express my art side. I hope you enjoy!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making all these lovely paintings! They look incredible in-game and it's really interesting to read the descriptions you've written for each art set. Your dedication and generosity are truly admirable. Thanks again!

Sim Picasso said...

Thank you Anonymous for your wonderful comment! There is always a story behind art, and it's nice to know what the history is. There will be lots more coming!!

Anonymous said...

Thank youfor this beautiful set of flower paintings!! they all look so rich in color, very realistic and life like! all the best to you!

Sim Picasso said...

Thank you anonymous for your comment! I'm glad you like them!!

awwboo said...

I am in love with everything at this site! So much pretty!!! My downloads folder is building once more.. Thank you for your wonderful work.

Ivyrose said...

Your work is beautiful and I'd love these in my game but for some reason I can't download them. When I click the download button all I get is a load of unreadable text.

Sim Picasso said...

Hi Ivyrose.....it looks like you are using Internet Explorer (I use Chrome so I don't have this issue). There have been other people with this issue also. Make sure you are up to date on your Windows Updates, that will fix the problem.

Sim Picasso

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