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Ambrosius Bosschaert - Dutch Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573 - 1621)

In 1587, Ambrosius Bosschaert moved from Antwerp to Middelburg with his family because of the threat of religious persecution. At the age of twenty-one, he joined the city’s Guild of Saint Luke. Not long after, Bosschaert had established himself as a leading figure in the fashionable floral painting genre. His bouquets were painted symmetrically and with scientific accuracy in small dimensions and normally on copper. They sometimes included symbolic and religious meanings. At the time of his death, Bosschaert commanded a thousand amateur painters for the production of one floral painting. Although he was highly in demand, he did not create many pieces because he was also employed as an art dealer. His bouquets were painted symmetrically and with scientific accuracy in small dimensions and normally on copper. They sometimes included symbolic and religious meanings. At the time of his death, Bosschaert commanded a thousand amateur painters for the production of one floral painting. Bosschaert became one of the first artists to specialise in still life, and in doing so he started a tradition of painting detailed flower bouquets, which typically consisted of tulips, roses and an exotic species. Although he was highly in demand, he did not create many pieces because he was also employed as an art dealer.

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