Basket of Plums ans basket of strawberries
Like many of her fellow female artists, Louise Moillon had to restrict herself to still life, a genre which she mastered admirably. The painters in this genre, often Flemish, could escape the rules of the guild of Parisian painters if they sold their production within the walls of the Abbey of Saint Germain-des-Près. Louise Moillon did not seek a decorative effect but a precise grasp of each element. With great poetry, she gives the viewer a feeling of the skin of the fruit and the drops of dew. Her work is rare as she only painted for around ten years. The Musée des Augustins owns three of her thirty known still lifes.