Jan Fyt

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Fyt, Jan


Baptized Mar. 15, 1611, in Antwerp; died there Sept. 11, 1661. Flemish painter.

Fyt, a pupil of Snyders, traveled between 1631 and 1641, visiting Paris, Rome, and other cities. He mainly painted still-lifes and hunting scenes; the human figures in his paintings were usually executed by A. Quellin and other artists. His works are noted for their decorative compositional effects, their fine rendering of plumage, fur, and fruit, and a refined, silvery palette.


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Van Dyck painted several portraits of Snyders, who was related to the Connelis de Vos family of painters by marriage and counted among his students and associates Jan Fyt, a still life master in his own right.
TALE OF A BOAR A boar creating havoc in the kingdom of Calydon is the focus of the mythological tale that unfolds on this enormous canvas in Gallery 13 of the Ringling Museum, Seventeenth-century Flemish artist Jan Fyt placed a wounded dog almost directly in the center.
Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game and a Parrot by the Antwerp artist Jan Fyt demonstrates an impressive ability to render feathers, fur and the bloom on plums and grapes, while Jacob Franz van der Merck's Still Life with Fruit and Parrot exemplifies the art of the pronkstilleven, or showy tabletop arrangement.