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Apr 03

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Perfection–A Spring Bouquet

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THE ART OF PERFECTION

A SPRING BOUQUET 

 

 

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Henri Fantin-Latour, Spring Bouquet, c. 1865, oil on canvas, Private Collection

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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.

Sea of Color in Late Summer

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

Permanent link to this article: http://artseverydayliving.com/blog/2017/04/arts-everyday-living-108/

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