Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Butterflies—From the Dutch Golden Age to a Japanese Master

Fujishima Takeji, Butterflies, 1904, oil?, Private Collection

Butterflies have always been a source of creativity for artists through the centuries, whether Japanese master Fujishima Takeji (1867-1943), who adapted Western styles in his art or Dutch Golden Age painter Adriaen Coorte (c. 1665-after 1707) who specialized in still lifes.

 

Adriaen Corte, Three Peaches on a Stone Ledge with a Painted Lady, 1693-1695, oil on paper mounted on board, Private Collection

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