As I mentioned before, a while back my wife bought me the lecture series "Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt" from the Teaching Company. I've enjoyed the lectures immensely.
In one of the lectures on "Still Life Painting," the lecturer covered the work of Willem Claesz Heda. This painting is called The Dessert, and was painted in 1637. Check out the tall beer glass--the lines indicate how much you need to consume per gulp!
But how on earth did he paint that overturned wine glass and the pewter vase? It looks like a photo!
By the way, I love the stuff from the Teaching Company. I am also making my way (slowly) through Greenberg's forty-eight lectures "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music." I highly recommend it. I have a renewed love for Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Too bad Bart Ehrman does much of their NT stuff . . .