#7 Floral FreedomHistoric Beauty

Petals dancing on a
     summerbreeze

These dreamy images are inspired by a flowery detail from Jan van Huysums antique Dutch masterpiece, and especially created for The Green Gallery. Indulge yourself in their natural beauty_______.

@aialahernando

Flowers and fruit

Jan van Huysum (1682 - 1749) was a Dutch painter who collected an international reputation as a leading painter of realistic floral still lives. Jan van Huysum organized his bouquets with sweeping rhythms and included flowers that do not bloom at the same time. Van Huysum used the advantages of massing brightly lit flowers in order to focus the dynamically swirling rhythms underlying his compositions. The story goes that van Huysum led a very secluded life and that he, out of fear for plagiarism, denied everyone including his brothers- the access to his studio.

“Like Jan Van Hysum’s flower bouquets, my photographs are illusions. Van Hysum’s paintings contain, sometimes, over 30 different flowers which bloom at different times of the year; therefore impossible to see together in real life. My photographs represent the illusion of the ephemeral perfection of a flower in bloom: a fleeting moment that becomes eternal once it’s captured. They navigate between reality and fantasy, creating an imaginary perfect world made of impermanent reality_______.”

“THEY NAVIGATE BETWEEN REALITY AND FANTASY, CREATING AN IMAGINARY PERFECT WORLD MADE OF IMPERMANENT REALITY_______”
“THEY NAVIGATE BETWEEN REALITY AND FANTASY, CREATING AN IMAGINARY PERFECT WORLD MADE OF IMPERMANENT REALITY_______”
Aiala Hernando

Aiala Hernando

Aiala Hernando’s photographs place the viewer in an avant- garde world: a contemporary approach to classical painting. Her exquisite use of light, composition and color transforms her photographs into timeless creations. She has worked with clients including Harrods, Coach, Perrier Jouët, Monocle, Esquire, Martha Stewart and Marriott. Her work has been exhibited in places like New York or Switzerland, and acquired by art collectors from all over the world.

“Coming from a family with a deep love for Art, I already knew how to navigate around museums and galleries from an early childhood. I have blurred memories of still life paintings in Spanish museums, that eventually became more clear and vivid; and led me to study Fine Arts and eventually become a Photographer and Director. From the moment I found myself studying other artists’ work, I realised still lives, particularly flower ones, went directly towards my heart. For some reason I do not yet fully know myself, they stuck with me and followed me alongside my artistic path until today. I think maybe because they are a reminder of how ephemeral life can be, yet how beautiful. Or maybe they because make me want to pursue the perfection of a flower in bloom, which although fleeting, entirely worth a lifetime of seeking_______.”

“A FLOWER DOESN’T STRIVE TO IMPRESS ANYONE. IT DOESN’T STRUGGLE TO BE DIFFERENT. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO. THERE’S ROOM IN THE GARDEN FOR EVERY FLOWER_______.”

Marianne Williamson
“A FLOWER DOESN’T STRIVE TO IMPRESS ANYONE. IT DOESN’T STRUGGLE TO BE DIFFERENT. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO. THERE’S ROOM IN THE GARDEN FOR EVERY FLOWER_______.”

Marianne Williamson
Aiala Hernando

Aiala Hernando

Aiala Hernando’s photographs place the viewer in an avant- garde world: a contemporary approach to classical painting. Her exquisite use of light, composition and color transforms her photographs into timeless creations. She has worked with clients including Harrods, Coach, Perrier Jouët, Monocle, Esquire, Martha Stewart and Marriott. Her work has been exhibited in places like New York or Switzerland, and acquired by art collectors from all over the world.

Flowers & plants

Peonies (Paeonia Lactiflora)

Photography, direction & film
Aiala Hernando

Styling
Cyn Ferdinandus

Hair & Make up
Manous Nelemans

Model
Renske @ EvdAgency

Top
Manon Lamee

Thanks to
My-Peony

Flowers
Paeonia Lactiflora

Music
Cylinder One by Chris Zabriskie

Flowers & plants

Peonies (Paeonia Lactiflora)