Frederik Ruysch

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The Embalming Jars of Frederik Ruysch

Thanks to my lovely friend Jenny for sending me this link. I would have very much liked to have been friends with Frederik, I think.

These remarkable ‘still life’ displays blurred the boundary between the demonstrative element of scientific preservation and the symbolic and allegorical of vanitas art.

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One Response to Frederik Ruysch

  1. Siberian says:

    In addition: huge part of Ruysch-made specimens was bought by tsar Peter The Great and now is stored in Saint-Petesberg Kunstkamera Museum.
    http://www.kunstkamera.ru/kunst-catalogue/index.seam?c=RUYSH&cid=3520479
    English is availble at top page menu.

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