Dutch flower paintings..

Saw these beautiful Dutch floral paintings while in transit to the US through Amsterdam – they are all painted before 1700! There are several insects hidden in them too… These paintings were seen as a metaphor for life, time and changing seasons/growing old etc…

Passionfruit flowers painted in the 1600's
Passionfruit flowers painted in the 1600's
A large composition with many different flowers and insects...
A large composition with many different flowers and insects...
You felt like you could pick the grapes in this one...
You felt like you could pick the grapes in this one...

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