Blumenstrauß

Blumenstrauß

Artist
Rachel Ruysch
Dating
1715
More about this artwork
Rachel Ruych's finely executed bouquet of flowers in the Alte Pinkothek, painted in 1715 and numbered among the artist's best works, is an example of Dutch still-life painting during its late apogee. This painting shows how the artist, with an amazing mastery of painterly skills, combines striking naturalness with elegant and highly-decorative stylization in a brilliantly realized, unified composition. In front of a dark background Ruysch has arranged a colorful bouquet that appears to reach out to the viewer. The various flowers, enlivened by insects and caterpillars, are harmoniously arranged around a central group of blooming roses, cistus and anemones, which are highlighted by gradations of light. A strong eye-catcher is the radiant white blossoms of the passion flower in the foreground.
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 7
Inventory Number
878
Birth year of the artist
1664
Year the artist deceased
1750
Dimensions of the object
75,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Rachel Ruysch, Blumenstrauß, 1715, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlnQAGWv (Last updated on 07.11.2019)

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