Stilleven met schelpen, 1923

oil paint
650 x 580 x 20 mm
Collectie Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

The painting, in predominantly purple-blue colours, depicts a table covered with shells. A white tablecloth with floral patterns covers the table. In contrast to most still lifes by Callewaert, the still life with shells is not gloomy, but with the warmer colours and the beautiful shell shapes it testifies to a certain joy.


  • This work is part of the museum’s main collection. It was included in the inventory of the donation from Jules and Irma Dhondt-Dhaenens that was compiled at the board meeting on 03.06.1967.
Foto: Cedric Verhelst,, courtesy van de kunstenaar.