Arts Everyday Living: Celebrating Women’s History–Clara Peeters, Intriguing Portrait of Flowers

Clara Peeters, Still Life with Flowers Surrounded by Insects and a Snail, c. 1610, oil on canvas, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Title: Still Life with Flowers Surrounded by Insects and a Snail, c. 1610

Clara Peeters (c. 1594-c.1640)

I have to take a day off but I should be continuing with more works by women artists on Thursday. In the meantime, enjoy this both beautiful and intriguing painting by 17th century Flemish painter Clara Peeters  who was probably from modern Belgium. She is famed for her still lifes, especially of food. Although what do you think of this portrayal of vibrantly colored flowers with a variety of insects?

 

 

 

 

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