Saturday, September 20, 2014


We observe Francisco de Zurbaran's still lives and one such is Still-Life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose, 1633. This religious order to God suggests the time in the garden for seasonal produce. Phase one would be Winter lemons and Spring fruit would represent oranges, rose water helps you through the Summer months where the table describes Autumn with this religious sermon of an offering in style. This religious occasion is nominated by the silver plates and the straw basket describes God. God in the garden of love equals the lemon tree. When you consider the style of Zurbaran's paintings, you could not trace the lineage or the influence so, either Zurbaran lived in an isolated community or lived differently. Zurbaran's understanding of perspective would nominate the religious beliefs of the day and where he placed God in the garden.