• Ambrosius Bosschaert.. Dutch master of floral still lifes

    4 monthes ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Born on this day in 1573, in Antwerp, Ambrosius Bosschaert. Spent most of his life in Middelburg painting flowers. He and his family were among the many Protestant refugees who fled to the Northern Netherlands in response to religious persecution. They settled in Middelburg in Zeeland in about 1587. He began his training in Antwerp and joined the Middelburg guild as a master in 1593. He specialised in painting precise flower and fruit still lifes , in the manner of botanical illustrations but grouped in compositions, which carefully balance form and color. He founded a dynasty of painters...
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