Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

Flower Painters (1): Jan van Huysum January 31, 2010

Born and bred in Amsterdam, Van Huysum (1682-1749) established himself as one of the best flower painters in the Netherlands. He painted landscapes but was famous for creating painstakingly detailed and realistic flower and fruit still lifes, which commanded princely sums from a number of European royal courts. He was also something of an artistic pioneer, being the first to use light paints on an even lighter background.


© Painting Flowers on BBC



2 Responses to “Flower Painters (1): Jan van Huysum”

  1. This blog is pretty cool and I came across it looking for some ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts. I’m really late on buying my girlfriend a gift.. does anybody have any good ideas on what to get?

  2. Brian Says:

    Good work buddy, keep it up.

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