Exploring the History of John Davidsz De Heem's Still Life Flowers"

Step into the timeless beauty of Jan Davids de Heem's "Still Life Flowers," a masterpiece that unfolds a rich tapestry of history and artistry. Painted during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, this captivating work stands proudly in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, inviting viewers to delve into the artist's world.

Jan Davids de Heem found inspiration for "Still Life Flowers" in the lush landscapes and vibrant gardens that surrounded him. The painting is a celebration of nature's bounty, where meticulously rendered flowers come together in a harmonious display of color and form. Each petal, each stem, is a testament to de Heem's keen observation and meticulous attention to detail.

As a leading figure in the Dutch still-life tradition, de Heem's technique is nothing short of virtuosic. The play of light and shadow, the delicate rendering of textures, and the intricacy of the floral arrangement showcase his mastery of the genre. The bouquet, seemingly frozen in time, becomes a window into the transience of life, a reminder to savor the beauty that surrounds us.

The history embedded in "Still Life Flowers" goes beyond its visual allure. De Heem's work reflects the affluence and cultural flourishing of the Dutch Republic during this period. As a painter sought after by collectors and patrons, de Heem's compositions were not merely decorative but expressions of wealth, taste, and an appreciation for the fleeting beauty of the natural world.

Today, as you stand before "Still Life Flowers" in the Rijksmuseum, you're not just observing a painting; you're immersed in the legacy of a masterful artist. Jan Davids de Heem's ability to capture the essence of fleeting beauty transcends time, making "Still Life Flowers" not just a canvas but a living testament to the enduring allure of Dutch Golden Age art.

In our "Memory of Holland" collection, we offer several gift sets featuring the "Still Life Flowers" Painting of De Heem, as seen in the Rijksmuseum collection.

DE HEEM, Rijksmuseum, Still Life Flowers, Luxury Gift Set


This Gift Set contains the following products:

  • Set: Mug & Tray, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum 
  • Storage Tin with Syrup Waffles, Still Life Flowers, Rijksmuseum
  • Tea Towel, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum
  • Pouch, Make-Up Bag, Pencil Etui, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum
  • Spectacle Case Box, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum
  • Lens Cloth, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum
  • Set: 6 Coasters, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum
  • Photo Pen, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijks Museum
  • Magnetic Bookmark, Still Life Flowers, De Heem, Rijksmuseum