Roelant Savery

Roelant Savery
Years of life: 1576 – 1639
Artist's students: Gillis d'Hondecoeter
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Animalistics
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XVII

Very prolific, successful artist. Traveled extensively (France, Prague, Vienna, the Alps). He settled in Utrecht. Created landscapes – his paintings are notable for their brilliant cool blues. Also painted flowers and mythologies. He is known for his painting of animals which he studied from life (including the dodo in Rudolph II’s menagerie). He is the author of good landscape etchings.

Roelant Savery’s major works are Flowers in a Niche, 1603 (Utrecht: Centraal Museum); Bouquet of Flowers (the Liechtenstein Bouquet), 1612 (Vienna: Liechtenstein Museum); Landscape with Birds, 1622 (Prague: National Gallery).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Large flower still life with Crown Imperial

    1624

    Large flower still life with Crown Imperial  •  1624

  • Landscape with Ruins and Animals

    1624

    Landscape with Ruins and Animals  •  1624

  • Herds in the ruins

    1617

    Herds in the ruins   •  1617

  • Forest landscape with animals

    1650

    Forest landscape with animals  •  1650

  • Polish Cossacks marching in the wood

    1614

    Polish Cossacks marching in the wood  •  1614

  • A dodo

    1626

    A dodo  •  1626

  • Flower Still Life with Two Lizards

    1603

    Flower Still Life with Two Lizards  •  1603

  • Landscape with Birds

    1628

    Landscape with Birds  •  1628

  • Edward's Dodo

    1626

    Edward's Dodo  •  1626

  • Birds in a landscape

    1622

    Birds in a landscape  •  1622

  • The Paradise

    1626

    The Paradise  •  1626

  • Landscape with Wild Animals

    Landscape with Wild Animals

  • Landscape with Wild Beasts

    1629

    Landscape with Wild Beasts  •  1629

  • Mountainous Landscape with a Castle

    1609

    Mountainous Landscape with a Castle  •  1609

  • Landscape with Birds (detail)

    1622

    Landscape with Birds (detail)  •  1622

  • The Paradise (detail)

    1618

    The Paradise (detail)  •  1618

  • Rocky Landscape

    1632

    Rocky Landscape  •  1632

  • Horses and Oxen Attacked by Wolves

    first half of 17th century

    Horses and Oxen Attacked by Wolves  •  first half of 17th century

  • The Earthly Paradise

    before 1639

    The Earthly Paradise   •  before 1639

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