About the Artist
Jan van Huysum's (1659–1716) lasting fame centers on his exuberant arrangements and technical virtuosity, which he derived from the examples of Jan Davidsz de Heem and Willem van Aelst. Following De Heem’s lead, Van Huysum organized his bouquets with sweeping rhythms that draw the eye in circular patterns throughout the composition and included flowers that do not bloom at the same time. Van Aelst’s work highlighted for Van Huysum how masses of brightly lit flowers could be arranged into dynamically swirling, rhythmic compositions. But more than any other artist before or after, Van Huysum was able to capture the dynamic energy of a profuse array of flowers and fruit.
Bring everyone to the table with fine-art place mats from the National Gallery of Art. Featuring the exuberant floral arrangement from Jan van Huysum's Still Life with Flowers and Fruit (c. 1715), this place mat makes a beautiful table setting.
- 1 place mat
- Sustainable vinyl; felt backing made from 100% recycled plastic bottles
- 12 x 16 inches
- Low maintenance; wipe clean
- Made in the USA