Jan de Heem

Jan de Heem - Large Format Fine Art Prints and Reproductions

Jan de Heem or Jan Davidszoon de Heem, (1606-1684), was a still life painter who was active in Utrecht and Antwerp. He is a major representative of that genre in both Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting.

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Jan de Heem

Festoon of Fruit and Flowers

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c. 1660-1670, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam In 1626 this Utrecht-born painter moved to Antwerp, where he became acquainted with sumptuous and colourful Flemish still-life painting. He combined this influence with his gift for rendering nature in minute detail. This is clear to see in this floral and fruit festoon: a highly decorative entity that is nevertheless...
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Jan de Heem

Self-portrait

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c. 1630-1650, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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Jan de Heem

Still Life with Books

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c. 1625-1630, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Grey and brown tints dominate this composition, and a shadow spreads slowly over the wall. The painting alludes to the fleetingness of life. The battered books allude to transience. The music produced by the lute is momentary, a symbol of the brevity of life. A literal reference to death is inscribed on the sheet of...
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Jan de Heem

Still Life with Books (2)

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This painting dates from De Heem’s early career. The monochromatic composition – a style in vogue from 1625 onwards – contrasts powerfully with the sumptuous, colourful still lifes that the painter produced later in Antwerp. At the time, he was working in the city of Leiden, where this type of still life with books was very popular, probably because the...
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