Rachel ruysch flower still life. Rachel ruysch still life with flowers in a glass vase 1716 oil on canvas 485 x 395 cm rijksmuseum amsterdam. Beneath lavish gorgeously decadent flower and fruit displays lie the darker side of nature as petals decay and reptilian insects emerge from the shadows into the glistening light threatening to devour them. Ruyschs family had a particular connection with.
Basket of flowers 1711 uffizi. Held at stadtmuseum dusseldorf. Rachel ruysch 1664 1750 the greatest of all female dutch realist artists rachel ruysch specialised in flowers pictures and still life painting in the tradition of other women artists of the dutch golden age such as judith leyster 1609 60 maria van oosterwijk 1630 93 and maria sybille merian 1647.
By rachel ruysch one of the best still life painters. Rachel ruysch dutch painter who specialized in richly detailed still life paintings that commanded high prices. Frederik ruysch encouraged his daughter.
Dutch painter rachel ruysch 16641750 is regarded by many as the best female dutch artist of the 17th and 18th centuries. Ruysch combines a complex and intricate arrangement of poppies snapdragons roses carnations hollyhocks marigolds morning glories and a single red and white flamed tulip. Family portrait with flower still life in the making 1716 flowers by rachel ruysch and portraits by her husband juriaen pool.
Her father a professor of anatomy and botany and an amateur painter probably introduced her to the study of exotic flowers. The following is a list of works by rachel ruysch that are generally accepted as autograph by the netherlands institute for art history and other sources. Flower still life depicts a lush variety of different flowers from popular common european blooms to rare overseas species.
Rachel ruyschs intricate exquisitely detailed paintings are hidden worlds of wonder and discovery. Ruysch practiced drawing from the collection of mineral and botany samples and skeletons in her fathers private museum.
Rachel Ruysch Still Life With Flowers On A Marble Tabletop Stretched Canvas Painting Canvas Art By Rachel Ruysch