MASTERING DUTCH

Gathering inspiration from the color and density of the Dutch Masters' iconic floral paintings. Fantastical and hyper-realistic, these decadent beauties are just asking to be translated into wallpaper or a hipster's boxer briefs. Check out some of the beautiful reapproprations I came across during my research:

 

P.T. van Brufel, 1792

P.T. van Brufel, 1792

Jan van Kessel, 1679

Jan van Kessel, 1679

Cornelis de Heem, 1600s

Cornelis de Heem, 1600s

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The Little Flower School in Brooklyn teaches a floral arrangement class called "Dutch Masters," inspired by the 16th and 17th century painters. Spend the day learning about the flowers and compositions made popular by these artists and take home your own Brueghel-esque creation.

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Inspired ink.

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Contemporary Dutch photographer Bas Meeuws achieves these painstakingly detailed still lifes by individually photographing each flower and splicing them into these digital compositions. 

Bas Meeuws, 2010

Bas Meeuws, 2012

Bas Meeuws, 2012