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THE ART OF PERFECTION
A SPRING BOUQUET
Never have I had more ideas about Art in my head, and yet I am forced to do flowers. While painting them—standing before the peonies and roses—I think of Michelangelo. This cannot go on.
Henri Fantin-Latour, Denver Art Museum website
Although French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) may have been unhappy specializing in floral painting, we—in the 21st century—continue to benefit from his often incomparable interpretations, ranging from the spring blossoms above to the summer arrangement that can be viewed by clicking the link below.
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