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Jean-Siméon Chardin, Still Life with Leg of Lamb, 1730, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.

Gallery Talk “Frozen in Time: Still-Life Painting”

Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Although still-life painting was mastered by the ancient Greeks, the style went dormant until a spectacular resurgence in popularity across Europe in the 17th century. This 45-minute gallery talk explores still lifes, once considered the lowest of all art forms, throughout the MFAH collections.