Arts Everyday Living: Why Do We Love Flowers?—The Art of Seeing from French & Dutch Artists

Judith Leyster, Flowers in a Vase, 1654, oil on panel, Private Collection


Dutch artist Judith Leyster (1609-1660) was a successful painter of the Dutch Golden Age, while Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) captured a variety of subjects in paint, from portraits to genre scenes to still lifes.  Do you have a preference for one of the floral interpretations presented here?


Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, A Vase of Flowers, early 1760s, oil, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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