Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Jan van Huysum

Floral Fireworks: Jan van Huysum

Not long ago I posted a thread exploring the sensual/sensory delights to be found in the details of certain old master paintings illustrating the fashions of the time: silks and satins and lace and taffeta and brocades of golden thread:
Today… on my Pinterest feed… I stumbled upon a series of details of the floral paintings of the Dutch Baroque painter, Jan van Huysum  (15 April 1682 – 8 February 1749). These floral fireworks are every bit as spectacular as the painted fabrics of my earlier post.

No comments: