JAN BRUEGHELJan BRUEGHEL
1568 - 1625

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Flower Bowl
(Cuenco de Flores)

This is a perfect example of Jan Brueghel's dedication to the seemingly humblest part of a composition, which is very characteristic of the Flemish schools of painting, and most of all the Dutch schools of the XVII century.
Jan Brueghel was a specialist in flowers, which he would use as decorative elements and sometimes as frames to place around the subjects of his paintings.

Jan Brueghel
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Jan Brueghel
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Wedding Banquet
(Banquete de Bodas)

Another example of the types of paintings being produced in those times, weddings or parties, where Jan Brueghel would place great importance on the background images. This painting represents typical activities of the time and Flemish customs, these were themes of the epoch. Even his own father and brother painted many works of this type.

Vase of Flowers with a Frog
(Florero de la Rana)

Jan Brueghel uses a frog to give this piece its own identity, by placing the frog to the left of the vase. This is the reason for the types of names he gave his works. This is something he did often in his creations, and a signature of Jan Brueghel.

Jan Brueghel
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Jan Brueghel
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Vase of Flowers with a Fly
(Florero de la Mosca)

Jan Brueghel collaborated with Rubens on many occasions, creating many floral and ornamental medallions for Rubens' works. So it is not a surprise that we find many floral themes in his own works. In this particular one we find a fly on the left side of the table, which was a way that he would personalize the painting and a way to differentiate it from other florals that he painted.

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