Vintage Quality Hand Painted Oil Painting Reproduction of Vase of Flowers with Pocket Watch, 1663 by Willem van Aelst, Retro Copy Old Master


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Vintage quality framed hand painted reproduction copy of Vase of Flowers with Pocket Watch by Willem van Aelst. The original is in the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery collection in The Hague, Netherlands. Painted in oil paint on wooden board, framed in wooden and composite frame. Ca mid 1900s.
In the 1630’s tulip mania struck Holland. This intoxicating frenzy, brought on by the introduction of the Turkish flower, raised fundamental questions about the nature of value, ephemerality, and beauty. This mania, along with the Dutch interest in the arts and sciences, gardening, and breeding led to the emergence of the still life genre. These paintings often reflected changes in aesthetic taste or indicated the extent of recent explorations. The flower arrangements depicted in the paintings frequently contained species that could never have been in bloom simultaneously, and are therefore believed to be emblematic of the brevity and complexity of life. Insects and objects, such as pocket watches and glasses, are symbolic of decay, rebirth, time, and knowledge.

• In vintage pre used condition, minor damage to the fame that has been touched up - see photos.
• 42 cm by 48 cm.
• 16.53" by 18.89".
• 1600 gm / 56.4 oz.
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