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Pronkstilleven is a style of ornate still-life painting produced in Holland in the 17th century. The style is that of a sumptuous still life and it developed in the Dutch Republic, and was brought to Antwerp by Jan Davidsz de Heem. They show, on a larger scale than earlier works, complex compositions of expensive items, rare foods, and fleshy, peeling fruit. These paintings are related to vanitas and transience motifs.

Pronk is Dutch for showing off.


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