Forte, Luca

Still Life with Apples, Grapes and a Dragonfly

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Artist

Forte, Luca

Title

Still Life with Apples, Grapes and a Dragonfly

Date

About 1658

Medium

Oil on copper

Dimensions

H: 15.6 x W: 20.6 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0240.S

Collection

Naples

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This still life is painted on copper, which was favoured by artists for small-scale works as its smooth and uniform surface enabled the use of a very fine brush to bring small details into focus, such as the dragonfly hovering above the bunch of grapes in this composition.

Forte, Luca Still Life with Apples, Grapes and a Dragonfly About 1658 © Compton Verney