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Jan Brueghel The Elder. (1568 – 1625).Still Life with irises, Tulips, Roses, Narcissis and Fritillary in a Ceramic Vase. (1607- 08).

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Jan Brueghel The Elder. (1568 – 1625).Still Life with irises, Tulips, Roses, Narcissis and Fritillary in a Ceramic Vase. 
(1607- 08). 66 x 49 cm. 26 par 19 1/4 in.

Jan Brueghel the Old (or Jan Brueghel the Elder ), known as Brueghel of Velvet is the second son of Pieter Brueghel the Old, he is born a few months before death from her father. He is initially the pupil of his grandmother, Mary of Bessemers, who teaches the miniature and the watercolour to him, which enables him to obtain a smoothness, a delicacy and a high degree of accuracy of the color. He is quickly made a reputation as painter of flowers and fruits. He adopts like his brother the Breughel orthography. Friends of Pierre-Paul Rubens one owes him of many paintings of flowers, kind in which he excels, as well as biblical compositions.
Its colors are bright and its key suave and delicate. One is here surprised by the great number of different flowers present in this bunch. The composition was carried out in the workshop of the painter. There are common flowers, roses and tulips but also of the various flowers of which some are rarer. With the foot of the vase of the cut flowers and insects, a fly, a cockchafer. For Brueghel the Elder the 2 words are enough : precision of the key and glare of the color. 
This painting is put on sale by Sotheby' S London on July 3rd, 2013 at 7.00 H. 

The point of view of the spectator is located in the middle of the painting. The hot or clear colors being majority in fact the cold colors (blue) are detached and guided the glance. This one goes up immediately. 

The composition is extremely rigorous. A group of air flowers is positioned above the higher tension field, a more compact group in the center, the pot out of ceramics and the table is in lower part of the lower tension field. The whole is framed by the 4 natural points of interest. 

Cold colors and hot colors are harmoniously distributed on the picture.
Nevertheless the cold colors dominate in top and the hot colors are majority in bottom.

The high part and the low part of work are well delimited. A great quantity of stems and flowers, therefore of guiding lines, spring upwards. And this on the 2 sides of the table. The artist uses the 2 large diagonals. 

Details : 

While placing side by side a blue flower and an orange flower the painter associates 2 complementary colors. 

The light comes to be reflected in 2 points of the ceramics vase. This accentuates the realism of the picture.

With the foot of the vase among the fallen flowers: a fly, a cockchafer… 

This red rose on a green bottom is an association between 2 complementary colors. 

Light : The composition is enlightened left. 

Colors: Contrasts between hot and cold colors. Contrasts between complementary colors.

Similars Paintings : 

Jan Brueghel The Elder. Bunch. (1603). 

Jan Brueghel The Elder. Vase of Flowers.

Jan Brueghel The Elder. Vase of Flowers.