Still lifes

Still lifes occupied a key position in the painter's work. They cannot, however, be compared with the conventional tradition of the natura morta, such as the breakfast or hunt pieces. Besides fruit, such as apples, oranges, lemons and objects such as bowls and glasses, there are dead animals: jays, fish, crows and guinea-fowl. But matter does not "die" - it is transformed. This is the central secret of Boeckl's entire work. The horror of death is transfigured and surmounted.