His first still life was perfect. So it was his last.

BY SEBASTIAN SMEE sebastian.smee@washpost.com

To contemplate Francisco de Zurbarán’s 1633 painting “Still Life With Lemons, Oranges and a Rose” (it hangs at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, Calif.) is like having someone gently thwack the back of your knees with a baseball bat: You fall to...

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