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Still life with musical instruments
17th Century
Still life with musical instruments
[Natura morta con strumenti musicali]
Oil on canvas
75 x 108 cm  [HxW]
Maurizio Sammartini, Venezia

Evaristo Bachenis lived his life in Bergamo. He was famous for his still life paintings with musical instruments such as this one. The extreme foreshortening and interacting volumes of the instruments create an almost abstract effect. The bright light and dark shadows are a precise reference to the work of Caravaggio.

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