Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ambrosius Bosschaert's Bouquet of Flowers in a Glass Vase

Ambrosius Bosschaert painted Bouquet of Flowers in a Glass Vase (or at least this particular version) in 1621 using the oil on copper painting technique. Bosschaert was born in Antwerp on January 18, 1573 and would live until sometime in 1621, when he would die in The Hague. Bosschaert painted his bouquets symmetrically and did his best to keep each flower scientifically accurate down to the smallest details. He also preferred to use the oil on copper painting technique for the majority of his works. Bosschaert was one of the first still life specialists and also started the tradition of painting flower bouquets using tulips and roses. Bosschaert managed to be highly successful throughout his career, due to a high demand for paintings of exotic flowers at the time.

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