A Basket With Fruit
A Basket With Fruit by Danish Painter Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800 – 1856); who’s specialization was the painting of flowers
This is a beautiful still life painting of a basket of fruit sitting on a large tree stump in a lush forest; highlighted with a warm sunlight glow.
The fruit basket contains white grapes, black grapes, apples, plumbs, dates, blueberries, raspberries and other fruits as well as an abundance of large green leaves and other flowers.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Johan began his art training at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts and was a student of both Danish Painter Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783 – 1853) and Danish Flower Painter Cladius (Claus) Detlev Fritzsch (1765 – 1841).
He decided to specialize in flower painting and continued his artistic education in Paris France under the Flemish flower painting brothers Gérard van Spaendonck (1746 – 1822) and Cornelis van Spaendonck (1756 – 1839), as well as at the porcelain factory in Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine, France (one of Europe’s principle porcelain factories founded in 1740) where he learned the art of miniature flower painting.
Back in Denmark Johan used 17th century Dutch flower painting as a starting point to develop his own unique style; reviving the art of flower making in Denmark.
His painting generally featured floral arrangements that were both decorative and symbolic; as Danish plants were often mixed with rare flowers and fruits and sometime birds.