Posted on 20th May 2016
From the 6th April – 29th August, you can explore the evolution of Dutch flower paintings at The National Gallery. The first display of its kind in 20 years, the exhibition presents an overview of leading artists in the field, such as Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum and Rachel Ruysch.
The exhibition explores Dutch flower paintings from its beginnings in the 17th century to its peak in the late 18th century. Drawing connections between the development of flower paintings in the Netherlands to increase interest in botany, horticulture, and the phenomenon of ‘tulip mania’ in the Dutch Golden Age, the exhibition features works from the collection as well as long term loans.