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Rachel Ruysch's Flowers In A Vase

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After I spent most of the afternoon perusing the paintings in the online galleries, I finally selected an oil on canvas painting titled Flowers in a Vase. The artist is Rachel Ruysch and it is displayed at The National Gallery in London. There are many things that I find interesting about this particular piece, aside from its obvious beauty. The most prominent is being painted by a woman. Rachel Ruysch emerged during the Dutch Golden Age among contemporaries such as Rembrandt. She soon became well known for her vibrant and detailed still life flower paintings. Her work was highly sought after and she had a wide circle of clientele including royalty. It was quite an achievement to become successful and well known in a field that was considered

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