Maria Van Oosterwijck
(1630 - 1693)
Maria Van Oosterwijck was active/lived in Netherlands. Maria Van Oosterwijck is known for painting.
Biography Maria Van Oosterwijck
Although the term 'vanitas' appears most frequently in inventories after
1650 (A. Chong and W. Kloek, Still-Life Paintings from the Netherlands 1550-1720,
Amsterdam and Cleveland, 1999, p. 13), scenes painted by Maria van
Oosterwyck - evoking
the transience of life and foolishness of worldly concerns - were part
of a rich, long-standing tradition established by artists such as
Jacques de Gheyn I, Pieter Claesz. and van Oosterwyck's presumed
teacher, Jan Davidsz. de Heem. Like de Heem, van Oosterwijck
incorporated fine details into her work.
Van Oosterwijck was well versed in
Christian theology. Born in Nootdorp near Delft, she belonged to a
family of clergyman, and in his biograp
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