Pieter Claesz, 1597-1660, was a Dutch Golden Age painter of still lifes. Pieter Claesz art was painted with subdued, virtually monochromatic palettes, the subtle handling of light and texture being the prime means of expression. The artist generally chose objects of a more homely kind than Heda, although the later Pieter Claesz paintings became more colourful and decorative. His still life works often suggested allegorical purpose, with skulls serving as reminders of human mortality. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.