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On Recreating Miniatures of the Work by Jan Van Huysum

In this post, I'm including the vlog I did where I talk about my personal experience with recreating the work of Dutch still-life artist, Jan Van Huysum. If I were to write everything I had experienced, this would've been a very long blog post so I decided to try something new with the video format.



Now, let's take a look at some of the images I was talking about in this video:

Top left image is from The National Gallery in London, England. They own all rights to the photo. The middle image is something I found on Pinterest and the final image is my interpretation of Huysums's Hollyhocks and Other Flowers in a Vase painting.


Below is the final result of the earrings. I was employed a number of painting and metalsmithing techniques to create these earrings and the design is completely my own. I love earrings with a lot of color and for them to make a powerful statement.


Here is the link to The National Gallery's description of Jan Van Huysum, which has four excellent photos of his work. Click here.


Click here to view Huysum's description on Wikipedia. They also have several very high-quality images of his work and if you zoom in, you can see just how incredible this artist's work really is.


Here is one more example of Huysum's work and the grapes I was talking about in the vlog. Do you see how he painted that dusting on the grapes (it's technically called the bloom)? Isn't it incredible?


That's all for now, thanks so much for watching and reading and I hope you enjoyed this post!


Take care,

Caitlin