Jun 10

Arts Everyday Living: For Love of Pansies by a Rival of the Impressionists

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Henri Fantin-Latour, Pansies, detail, 1874, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.


I pray, what flowers are these?

The pansy this,

O, that’s for love’s thoughts.

George Chapman, All Fools, Act II, Scene 1

French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1863-1904) often rivaled his Impressionist friends Renoir and Monet with his moving canvases of flowers, whether elegant roses, flamboyant peonies, or humble pansies.  British writer George Chapman (1559-1634) was a contemporary of William Shakespeare, known also for his plays and poetry.

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


Pansies, full painting


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