|Portrait & biography of Roelant Savery|
published by Jean-Baptiste Deschamps
Roelant Savery (1576-1639) was a Flemish-born painter who spent his life in the Netherlands. There, he participated in the merry summertime of cultural creativity that followed the expulsion of the Spaniards. This artist's preference for craggy Germanic landscapes set him apart from the 17th century European mainstream.
|Mountainous Landscape with Castle|
|Courtyard with Beggar Woman|
|Seated Man, Drawn from Life|
|Seated Woman, Drawn from Life|
|Elephant Rubbing Against a Tree|
|Landscape with Temptation of St. Anthony|
|Three Stags in Landscape|
|Landscape with Birds|
|Still Life with Crown Imperial|
|Flower Still Life|
Savery is remembered today less for his landscapes and more for his flower studies (as above). People who study flower studies declare that Savery's flower studies are very good ones. But he is most famous for the pleasure he took in repeatedly painting the Dodo (as below) which humans were successfully driving to extinction during his lifetime.