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Red & Violet Flowers, 2023. Digital piece from imagination.

Inspired by the beautiful floral still lives of 17th and 18th century Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch. Since photography was not available to her, Rachel, like other flower painters from the period, gathered an extensive collection of flowers and flower studies. The final artworks were guided by the flowers natural appearance but without a doubt executed from her imagination.

Oftentimes, a Carpe Diem / Memento Mori message is present, for you can see the flowers already fading away, struggling to stay alive for another day before rotting away. They are some of the pieces of art that inspire me the most and have inspired me in painting this piece, as well.