Floral still life in Dutch painting

Exhibition January 15 − May 31, 2021
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna presents an exhibition "Floral still life in Dutch painting".

Visitors will be able to enjoy the best examples of the genre performed by Jan Brueghel the Elder, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Daniel Segers, Jan Lievens, Rachelle Ruysch, Jan van Heissum.

In the Netherlands, the genre of floral still life, which developed in the early 17th century, enjoyed a particularly high priority. Artists seemed to be superior to nature itself, depicting the splendor of plants blooming at different times, creating precious flowers that are not subject to natural decay. Their detailed reproduction testifies to the scientific interest of artists in nature. Aesthetic masterpieces of flower painting were in great demand as objects of contemplation.

Based on site materials Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.