PICHLER, Joseph von
(b. 1730, Kötschach, d. 1808, Wien)

Flower Piece

1778
Oil on canvas, 94 x 71 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

The present flower piece was submitted for the Vienna Academy as a reception piece. The inclusion of a park vista as an extension of the stone balustrade and vase was based on the decorative bouquets by an artist like Jan van Huysum. However, Pichler went a completely different way in his use of colour, banishing blue from the palette.