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Adriaen Coorte

Jan Willem Vantuil 2

CA 1660 - ?

The life of Adriaen Coorte

Adriaen Coorte was born between 1659 and 1664 in IJzendijke as the second son from a marriage of Cornelis Coorte and Petronella van Goch. His father was registrar in IJzendijke.

After his father's death in 1675, the family moved to Middelburg. In 1680 Adriaen moved to Amsterdam, where he worked in the studio of Melchior d'Hondecoeter.

From 1683 to 1707 he was a painter of small still lifes in Middelburg.

The work of Adriaen Coorte

Adriaen made his, mostly, small still lifes with oil paint on paper on panel. This was not common in the 17th century.

He made use of the light to create his striking compositions against a dark background. Adriaen mostly used vegetables, fruit and shells.
In the late 1950s, Adriaen's work was only rediscovered and appreciated again.

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