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Rachel Cohen

Weekend Glimpse: Balthasar van der Ast

Weekend Glimpse Balthasar van der Ast

Balthasar van der Ast, Dutch, 1593 or 1594-1657, Oil on Panel, Private Collection, photographed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Rachel Cohen.  

At the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, this still life happened to catch my eye.

The wall label read:

Balthasar van der Ast

Dutch, 1593 or 1594-1657

Still Life with Fruit and Shells

Oil on panel

Private Collection

The sky is very blue today. We are waiting to understand, waiting for a better world, and my friends come into my mind as if they were nearby.