Bouquet of Flowers in a Stone Niche, 1618 by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaerts the Elder (Dutch, 1573 - 1621) paints such a vivd floral realness that you can almost catch the fragrance of the flowers and feel the freshness of the dew against your face. The shadow case by the bouquet creates undulating contours on the curves of the stone niche in which the vase is placed.
During the 17th century the still life genre was associated with a set of moralising undertones. For example, tulip bulbs were costly investment objects, so multicoloured tulips were frequently used as a memento mori - a reminder that life is short.
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