MONNOYER, Jean-Baptiste
(b. 1636, Lille, d. 1699, London)


Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille

Monnoyer's flower pieces are characterized by his ability to subordinate each flower to a complete ensemble. Each one is perfectly drawn, exactly like those of his Dutch and Flemish contemporaries, but Monnoyer managed to envelop them in deep-toned shadow that emanates from the background. The result is both mysterious and luxuriant.

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