Papaver somniferum

In my library I have a dozen books with pictures of paintings by Dutch and Flemish 17th Century flower still-live paintings. One of the painters I adore is Willem van Aelst (1627-1683). I love the big leaves he used in his compositions. Like many of his colleagues at the time, he painted a lot of Papaver Somniferum (the big beige orange flower).

 

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Year:                            2022

Materials:                   railroad clamps and  bolts, departure boards

Commissioned by:   NS, ProRail, Ondernemersfonds Utrecht

Year2015
Size220 x 130 x 90 cm
MaterialSteel, pvs, paper and wool
Photographer Peter Cox
TypeOne of a kind
StatusAvailable in the shop