Flowers in a Glass Vase

Daniel Seghers

Daniel Seghers - Flowers in a Glass Vase
The painter and Jesuit Daniel Segher used in his painting the contrast between the dark background and the light failing on the vase in which we can see the stems of the plants. Apart from beauty, Seghers also offers a row of symbolic messages in the flowers: e.g. irises were traditionally considered to be flowers related to Virgin Mary, the red rose symbolizing the painful love of Mother of God to Jesus, the white rose referring to the purity of Virgin Mary.
measurements: height 57 cm
width 32,5 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: DO 4135
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters