Flower Still Life1614 by Ambrosius Bosschaert The Elder

A pink carnation, a white rose, and a yellow tulip with red stripes lie in front of a basket with flowers, that would not bloom together: roses, forget-me-nots, lilies-of-the-valley, a cyclamen, a violet, a hyacinth, and tulips. Insects, short-lived like flowers, remind of the brevity of life and the transience of its beauty.
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