This spring in the Mauritshuis: Slow Food. Still Lifes of the Golden Age.
From 9 March through 25 June 2017 the Mauritshuis presents Slow Food. Still Lifes of the Golden Age , the first exhibition to be devoted to the development of still lifes depicting prepared food – called meal still lifes – that were created in Holland and Flanders from 1600 onwards.
The cornerstone of the exhibition is a masterpiece acquired by the museum in 2012, Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels by Clara Peeters. Alongside this work the exhibition also features masterpieces from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Washington’s National Gallery of Art, Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and others.
Clara Peeters, Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels, c. 1615, Mauritshuis, The Hague.
Mini food festivals
The museum will organise small-scale food festivals during the exhibition, which will centre on the delicacies depicted in the paintings. A range of activities focused on food and drink will also take place on Saturdays during March and April.
Title: Slow Food. Still Lifes of the Golden Age
Date: 9 March – 25 June 2017
CatalogueThe Mauritshuis and Waanders Publishers will present a catalogue to accompany the exhibition. Slow Food: Dutch and Flemish meal Still Lifes 1600-1640 contains more than 100 colour illustrations. The catalogue is published in English and Dutch and is written by Quentin Buvelot, Senior Curator at the Mauritshuis with additional contributions by Yvonne Bleyerveld, Milou Goverde, Zoran Kwak, Anne Lenders, Fred G. Meijer and Charlotte Rulkens.
Dutch and Flemish meal Still Lifes 1600-1640
ISBN 978 94 6262 117 6
Hollandse en Vlaamse maaltijdstillevens 1600-1640
ISBN 978 94 6262 116 9
The exhibition has been made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Mauritshuis Foundation, NN Group, Dutch Masters Foundation, Turing Foundation and BankGiro Loterij. The compilation of the catalogue was aided in part by generous donations from the Stichting dr. Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds and the Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds.