Sunday, May 12, 2013

Art Bead Scene - May

Vaas met bloemen in een venster :: Vase with Flowers in a Window, 1620
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder
Oil on Copper, 64cm x 46 cm
About the Art

Rendering meticulous detail, Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder conveyed the silky texture of the petals, the prickliness of the rose thorns, and the fragility of opening buds. Insects crawl, alight, or perch on the bouquet. Each is carefully described and observed, from the dragonfly's transparent wings to the fly's minutely painted legs. Although a vague reference, insects, short-lived like flowers, are a reminder of the brevity of life and the transience of its beauty. 
A rising interest in botany and a passion for flowers led to an increase in painted floral still lifes at the end of the 1500s in both the Netherlands and Germany. Bosschaert was the first great Dutch specialist in fruit and flower painting and the head of a family of artists. He established a tradition that influenced an entire generation of fruit and flower painters in the Netherlands.

This month I decided to get an early start so I would make sure my piece was seen! :-)  For some reason this piece came together with no trouble at all.  My focal bead(s) are the two head pins in the middle made by Genea at Genea Beads. They are blown glass with a type of and finish that makes it rough. I fell in love with them and knew that they would match the color scheme!  The I just happen to be at Walmart (hehehe) and found the red/gold/metal beads.  The blue beads I had.  I don't think I have had a design come together so quickly. So enough rambling...below are the pictures.


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