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Vase with Flowers  1715

by Jan van Huysum

This is one of Van Huysum’s finest works executed on a dark background. He used strong contrasts of light and dark to suggest space and depth; the light shines on and around the flowers to give the bouquet a three-dimensional quality. Around 1720, Van Huysum turned from painting on a dark to a light background, believing the flowers and fruit would be seen to better effect...
79.1 x 60.6 cm
Oil on panel
This photographic reproduction is in the public domain (Wikimedia Commons)