Jacob van Huysum (1686-1740) – Twelve Months of Flowers

What a beautiful way to start the new year with this series by famous Dutch painter Jan van Huysum called “Twelve Months of Flowers”

Jan van Huysum (1682 – 1749) was a still life painter, who gained a long-lasting international fame with his exuberant floral arrangements and technical virtuosity (kept in secret even from his family). His profuse bouquets were organized with sweeping rhythms that draw the eye in circular patterns throughout the composition. He was born and lived his whole life in Amsterdam, but insisting on working out the details of his paintings he spent every summer in Haarlem, already a major horticultural center in his day, to study the state of flowers in bloom and demise.