Tulips and Other Flowers in a Glass Vase

size(cm): 50x30
Sale price£135 GBP


The painting Tulips and Other Flowers in a Glass Vase by Hans Bollongier is a masterpiece of 17th century floral art. Bollongier's artistic style is characterized by his ability to create detailed and realistic compositions of flowers and fruit. In this work, the artist manages to capture the beauty and delicacy of tulips, roses, daffodils and other flowers in a glass vase.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the flowers arranged in layers and at different angles to create a sense of depth and movement. The tulips in particular are a prominent element in the painting, with their vibrant, textured petals appearing to leap from the canvas.

The use of color in the painting is also remarkable, with a palette of vibrant and saturated tones that add life and energy to the work. The red, yellow and orange tones of the flowers contrast with the dark green of the leaves and the clear glass of the vase.

The story behind the painting is also interesting. Bollongier was a Dutch artist who lived in Amsterdam during the Dutch Golden Age, a period of great prosperity and creativity in art history. The painting was created in 1639, during the height of tulip mania, an economic and social phenomenon in which tulips became an extremely valuable commodity and traded at exorbitant prices.

A little-known aspect of the painting is that Bollongier was also a flower and tulip dealer, which allowed him access to a wide variety of flowers for his paintings. In Tulips and Other Flowers in a Glass Vase, you can see the artist's skill in capturing the beauty and complexity of these flowers in a masterpiece of floral painting.

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