Still Life With Fruit, Game, Vegetables and Live Monkey, Squirrel and a Cat - created by nicehotcupoftea


Still Life With Fruit, Game, Vegetables and Live Monkey, Squirrel and a Cat
Favs: 8SBS: 12Hi-resRank: 1/14Score: 74.5% (45)28092 views

Still Life With Fruit, Game, Vegetables and Live Monkey, Squirrel and a Cat (circa 1637)

Artist: Frans Snyders
Apparently the fruits and animals have symbolic meaning, eg. the monkey represents evil
I chose this painting because it just looks bizarre (and I like a challenge!)
Additional Sources:
peaches: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37884983@N03/3770586176/ thanks La Grande Farmers' Market
grapes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewgriff/4337937383/ thanks EmmGee
squirrel: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sciurus-vulgaris_hernandeangelis_stockholm_2008-06-04.jpg thanks Hernan de Angelis
hinge: http://www.flickr.com/photos/machinemade/4001141784/ thanks Machine Made
Shutter: http://www.flickr.com/photos/okkamocha/3509556580/ thanks okkamocha
wall: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonf/4774952039/ thanks j-fi
tablecloth: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinnerseries/6105672139/ thanks Dinner Series
brown leaf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9258photo/1681148630/ thanks sally9258
grape leaf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarboxje/7106389943/ thanks tarboxje
grape leaf: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theogeo/1700490282/ thanks theogeo
asparagus: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37884983@N03/3601024301/ thanks La Grande Farmers' Market
Bowl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingstongal/2473779170/ thanks Napanee Gal
berries: http://www.flickr.com/photos/julochka/7416344158/ thanks julochka
basket: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zoer/1102064855/ thanks zoer
purple grapes: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zest-pk/923930277/ thanks Zest-pk
plums: http://www.flickr.com/photos/farmanac/7428044172/ thanks Farmanac
kingfisher: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toekneewood/7032011491/ thanks toekneewood

Apologies for using so many sources. I have pasted them onto one page in my SBS to make it easier!

(5 years and 1107 days ago)

10 Sources:

no avatar

Wow! Great work of art! This must have taken forever!

author says:

Thanks photogirl723. I did go into a panic yesterday when there seemed to be no end in sight!

(5 years and 1107 days ago)


avatar SHIPLEYGIRL

wow you are amazing this is so great wonderful job

author says:

Thanks Shipleygirl!

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


avatar Galena
Galena says:

Great hunting! And perfect placement. Uncanny. (also, sympathy, i am currently in the same kind of panic)

author says:

Thanks Galena!

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Outstanding work!

author says:

Thank you CMYK46!

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


avatar George55
George55 says:

This is something AMAZING! Lots of work..... good job! Good luck!

author says:

Thanks for comments and fave George55!

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


avatar vertigo
vertigo says:

Great choice of sources, with an excellent result!

author says:

Thanks Vertigo!

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


avatar Drivenslush

Reminds me of the Restaurant Scenes from the movie Orlando, whoo hooo

author says:

Haven't seen that one, but Babette's Feast came to mind!

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


The Cook the thief his wife and her lover LOL (Orlando is more of a Twilda Swinton vehicle) LOL

(5 years and 1105 days ago)


avatar rusvelt2000

Incredible outcome author, i'm sure it took a while to be done! Good luck!

author says:

Thanks Roberto

(5 years and 1106 days ago)


avatar spaceranger

Lots of work but a terrific entry... just beautiful!

author says:

Thank you very much Spaceranger

(5 years and 1105 days ago)


avatar bcabilan
bcabilan says:

Got to have lot of endurance and a very creative mind to get a result like this. Excellent Job author!

author says:

Thanks bcabilan. Definitely needed endurance to upload all the sources!

(5 years and 1104 days ago)


avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

Fabulous work, author! And what a sleuth to find all those images and still get the final piece done in time.

author says:

Thank you pearlie

(5 years and 1103 days ago)


avatar Galena
Galena says:

Congratulations! Great work recreating the image (title keeps reading as Still Life with Nice Hot Cup of Tea, and that's also great )

avatar rusvelt2000

Congratulations Valerie, sublime work!

avatar Drivenslush

CONGRATS!!!

avatar spaceranger

Congrats Valerie, a really great piece!!

avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations..... good work!

author says:

Thanks everyone for congrats. And thanks to robvdn for great contest theme - hope it makes a reappearance at some stage.....so many ideas!

avatar madamemonty

Congrats Valerie very nicely done

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