Sketchbook Manuscript «Huysum 1724 Plus» from the series «Tenderness»
The first mass-produced open-bound sketchbooks. The cover is featured with a still life Dutch artist Jan van Huysum painting “Flowers in a Vase with Crown Imperial and Apple Blossom at the Top and a Statue of Flora”.
To be the best botanical illustrator and artist. Van Huysum pursued this goal throughout his life. Having visited the city of Haarlem many times, which was the largest botanical center in Holland at one time, Jan studied in detail the structure and principles that are natural for plants and flowers. He did this with only one purpose – to paint still lifes that never existed in reality. An underlined image of an impossible bouquet.
Jan painted his paintings for years, and flowers, being an extremely short-lived sitter, would not have allowed him to work for so long. That is why van Huysum, like modern 3D artists and animators, studied the structure in detail and visualized future works in his head.
In addition, Jan has developed paint production technologies that have created a recognizable and unique style for the author. Not wanting to share his work, van Huysum did not take students. The only one who could learn the secrets of his style was his daughter Maria, who later also became an artist.
Creamy unlined pages are great for liners, pencils, and pens. Sketchbooks open ideally 180 degrees and do not close randomly thanks to the open-bounding. High-quality stitching and gluing allow you to withstand loads, and a protective overlay on the cover will extend the life of your sketchbook. The set includes an inlay with a checkered and in-line ruler for ease of writing, making graphs, tables, accurate models, etc.
Manuscript sketchbooks serve as an excellent working tool for artists, designers, IT specialists, managers, and a fashion accessory to inspire creative exploits.