Flower Still Life with a Timepiece

Willem van Aelst
Article nr
MA027CET
€35.00
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This high gloss ceramic tile of Flower Still Life with a Timepiece by Willem van Aelst has a size of 15 x 20 cm. With the easelback on the backside of the tile you can hang it on your wall or stand it upright. This product is a unique way to display Flower Still Life with a Timepiece in your interior.

All our tiles are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

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 1663, Oil on canvas, 62.5x49cm, Collection Mauritshuis.