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Geloof in natuur: bloemen van betekenis

Belief in nature: flowers with a message Exhibition: 27 April - 30 September 2012

From 27 April – 30 September visitors have an opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of flower paintings from the Golden Age in one of Amsterdam’s finest canal houses.

The exhibition shows the extraordinary skill with which artists such as Ambrosius Bosschaert, Jan Davidsz de Heem, Rachel Ruysch and Jan van Huysum rendered the natural world.

As well as being delighted by the beauty of the paintings, visitors may also trace the extent to which they reminded the public of the time of the work of the Creator and, by comparison, the vanity of earthly pleasures.

The exhibition is housed in a canal house such as would have been home to such paintings when they were first created and which gives a glimpse into how a wealthy family might have lived at that time.

A catalogue by Sam Segal appears with the exhibition