Wednesday, April 24

DUTCH INSPIRED FLORALS

Rachel RuyschFloral Still Life, 1700

More and more floral designers are going Dutch lately. That is to say they're finding inspiration in Flemish floral still life's. Reminiscent of the early-17th-century still life paintings by Jacques de Gheyn, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder and Rachel Ruysch, amoungst others. Tulips and ranunculus anchored many of their paintings, pairing these flowers with other blooms in deep oranges, purples, and reds along with the use of fruit, branches and leaves.  I absolutely adore the romantic mood of these airy floral arrangements that spill out of their containers in a natural almost wild way. I hope the following paintings and photos will inspire you as well.

 
 
                           


 BY THE WAY: Rachel Ruysch was the wife of Juriaen Pool and the mother of ten, how she ever found time to paint escapes me!


Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!

ENJOY!
~THE DOMESTIC CURATOR~
RONDA



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