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Bouquet of Flowers in a Stone Niche  1618

by Ambrosius Bosschaert

You can almost catch the fragrance of the flowers and feel the freshness of the dew against your face. The shadow case by the bouquet creates undulating contours on the curves of the stone niche in which the vase is placed. [br] [b]The optical illusion[/b] The architectural frame provided by the niche follows the dimensions of the painting itself, and were it not for the...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark