Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jan van Kessel

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~Albert Camus

Any leaves today? Not really. I just liked the quote and I'm looking forward to autumn. We do have some flowers, though. Jan van Kessell the Elder (1626-1679) for Art Thursday. I appreciate his humor and style.

Autograph, made with insects and caterpillars
by Jan van Kessel the Elder

Stilleven met druiven en ander fruit op een schotel etc
Atelier van Jan van Kessel de Oude

A Dragon-fly, two Moths, a Spider and some Beetles, with wild Strawberries
by Jan van Kessel

Schelpen, vlinders, bloemen
Jan van Kessel de Oude

You can also find his Masks made with Seashells here.

1 comment:

HWY said...

Lovely sense of humor...the "autograph" is wonderful.

His still life is beautiful, but his illustrations really caught my attention...especially the dragon-fly with the wild strawberries.