Jan van Huysum (Amsterdam April 1682 — Amsterdam February 1749) was a Dutch painter known for his still lifes of flowers and fruits. He studied under his father but soon surpassed him in skill. He specialized in exquisitely detailed, dramatically composed paintings of lavish flower arrangements. The precision and delicacy of his work were widely esteemed during his lifetime. His use of colour was especially fine, and he was one of the first artists to use a light-coloured background for his still lifes. He also painted landscapes, but these are not regarded as highly as his still lifes.
Stilleven | Jan van Huysum
Jan van Huysums painting Stilleven is projected on the 17th floor of Castalia. This is a floor of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, so the painting used here reflects on these themes. This office floor holds open and closed working places, meeting rooms and a lounge area for informal meeting.
17th floor informal meeting area