Exhibition | Dutch Flowers

Posted in exhibitions by Caitlin Smits on March 8, 2016


From The National Gallery:

Dutch Flowers
The National Gallery, London, 6 April — 29 August 2016

Curated by Betsy Wieseman

The first display of its kind in 20 years, this exhibition will explore the development of Dutch flower painting from its beginnings in the early 17th century to its blossoming in the late 18th century. Coinciding with the flower shows at Chelsea and Hampton Court, Dutch Flowers will draw connections between the development of flower painting in the Netherlands to increased interest in botany, horticulture, and the phenomenon of ‘tulip mania’. The exhibition will present an overview of the key artists active within the field and highlight the connections between them. Viewers will be invited to examine each work closely and in detail to appreciate the stylistic and technical characteristics of each artist. Works from the National Gallery Collection will be displayed alongside long-term loans from private collectors. The exhibition will include a major recent acquisition, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder’s A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase, acquired in 2010.

Note (added 5 April 2016) — The press release is available here


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