Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Dutch Golden Age Flower Painting

This painting is by Rachel Ruysch. She was a still-life painter from the Netherlands. She is known for basically inventing her own style; playful composition and vibrant colors. Many of her paintings include dark backgrounds and shadows. I really like that her composition is asymmetrical, unlike many other dutch golden age flower paintings. Her paintings seem to have a lot of life and movement for still-life. I chose this painting to crop and use in class because it has a variety of colors and a sense of depth. I plan on cropping it somewhere within the greenery of the arrangement.

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