Flower Still Life with a Timepiece

Willem van Aelst
Article nr
MA027CEC4
€35.00
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This reproduction on ceramic coasters of Flower Still Life with a Timepiece by Willem van Aelst is 10 x 10 cm with rounded corners and a cork backing. All our tiles are handmade in-house. The tiles are decorative tiles, a perfect addition to your interior.

The set of 4 coasters is completed with a black wooden holder, ready to put on your table.

Flower Still Life with a Timepiece

Van Aelst's flower still-lifes are different to those of his predecessors. Rather than painting symmetrical bouquets, he arranged them along a diagonal line. Moreover, he did not light them evenly, opting instead for strong contrasts of light and dark. This lends tension and dynamism to his bouquets. This profuse flower painting was intended as a showpiece. The flowers stand in a costly silver vase, and a gold watch lies beside them. Van Aelst, who had lived in Italy, signed the work with his Italian name.

Willem van Aelst (1627-1683), Flower Still Life with a Timepiece Oil on canvas, 62.5 x 49 cm, Collection Mauritshuis.