I studied a little art history in college, but I had never heard of prolific Flemish painter Frans Snyders before I came across his gigantic still life paintings in museums on my first trip to Europe.
Snyders painted life-sized images of huge spreads of fruit, vegetables, and game, filled with color and detail. For some reason, he often included a thief in his compositions, whether a pickpocket or an animal stealing some of the food on display. His paintings make me think about my place in the food chain
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- November 17, 2008 / 5:56 pm