Oaks Next to a Lake with Water

size(cm): 50x60
Sale price£172 GBP


Dutch artist Jacob Isaackszon Van Ruisdael's painting "Oaks by a Lake with Waterlilies" is a 17th-century masterpiece that showcases his ability to capture the natural beauty of its surroundings. The painting is a perfect example of the artistic style known as "Dutch landscape", which is characterized by the realistic representation of nature and light.

The composition of the painting is impressive, as Ruisdael manages to balance the natural elements of the scene perfectly. The lake in the center of the painting is the focal point, surrounded by the majestic oak trees that reach towards the sky. In the lake, water lilies float on the water, creating an effect of serenity and tranquility.

Color in painting is one of the most interesting aspects. Ruisdael uses a palette of green and blue tones to represent nature, creating a sense of harmony and balance. The dark tones of the oaks contrast with the lighter tones of the water lilies and lake water, creating an effect of depth and dimension.

The history of painting is fascinating. It is believed to have been painted around 1660, during the heyday of Dutch landscape painting. The painting has been part of the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since 1912, and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions and studies.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Ruisdael was not only an artist, but also a businessman. He and his family owned a paper mill that produced high-quality paper for artists and writers. The quality of its paper was so good that many artists of the time used it for their works.

In short, "Oaks by a Lake with Waterlilies" is a masterpiece of Dutch landscaping showcasing Jacob Isaackszon Van Ruisdael's ability to capture the natural beauty of his surroundings. The composition, color and history of the painting are interesting aspects that make this work one of the most outstanding of its time.

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