Johannes Pietersz Fabritius’s Still Life: Fish
Johannes Pietersz Fabritius, Still Life: Fish, 17th century. Oil on canvas, 110.5 x 150.5 cm. Purchase, Laidlaw Foundation, 1966. © Art Gallery of Ontario. 65/55.
This painting is known as a still life, or a picture of everyday objects. This kind of artwork is a chance for artists to show off their skills by painting different textures and lighting.
About Johannes Pietersz Fabritius
Johannes Fabritius (1636 – likely around 1693) painted during the Dutch Golden Age. This was a time throughout the 1600s when art, trade and science in the Netherlands were the most powerful in the world. Fabritius, known for his still life paintings, often captured the abundance of Dutch life and trade at the time with his paintbrush.