Explore Jan Davidsz de Heem’s sumptuous still life painting “Vase of Flowers” in this video from the Children’s Video Tour. Here, the artist depicts a harmonious arrangement of flowers, long stalks of wheat, and insects. Despite the realistic detail of this painting, this arrangement could never have really existed, as the flowers shown here bloom at different times of the year. There are more than 30 species of plants and flowers depicted in this painting. Which is your favorite? On view in the West Building, Gallery 50. http://www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/tinfo_f?object=46097 ----- Find the Children's Video Tour at http://www.nga.gov/education/timetravel/index.shtm


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