Tag Archive: Flowers in Art

May 05

Arts Everyday Living: Welcome to May–the Sweet Fragrance of Late Spring Flowers

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         WELCOME TO MAY SWEET FRAGRANCE OF LATE SPRING FLOWERS     ____________________ ____________________ Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them. Chinese Proverb French innovator Gustave Courbet (1819-1877) is best known for challenging the artistic norms of his day …

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Apr 23

Arts Everyday Living: The Return of Spring Through the Eyes of Impressionist Renoir

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           THE RETURN OF SPRING THROUGH THE EYES OF IMPRESSIONIST RENOIR     ____________________ ____________________ Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.* Ellis Peters Early in his decades long career, Impressionist great Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) welcomed in the spring with the …

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Mar 08

Arts Everyday Living: Renoir and the Flowers of Light—Glorious Gladioli

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         RENOIR AND THE FLOWERS OF LIGHT GLORIOUS GLADIOLI   ____________________ ____________________ Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke, The Stony Garden Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) continues to uplift viewers with his dozens of resplendent floral interpretations; Pulitzer Prize winning American …

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Jan 15

Arts Everyday Living: Decorative Impressionism—The Girl in Blue

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         DECORATIVE IMPRESSIONISM THE GIRL IN BLUE       ____________________ ____________________ A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can be found. Bertrand Russell* American artist …

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Nov 30

Arts Everyday Living: Van Gogh’s Roses—A Memory of May in November

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.       VAN GOGH’S ROSES A MEMORY OF MAY IN NOVEMBER   ____________________ ____________________ One can speak poetry just by arranging colors well, just as one can say comforting things in music. Vincent van Gogh, letter to sister Willemien, Nov. 12, 1888 It may be …

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Nov 22

Arts Everyday Living: A Pre-Thanksgiving Greeting—-Flowers, Fruit, and the Abundance of Life

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         A PRE-THANKSGIVING GREETING FLOWERS, FRUIT AND THE ABUNDANCE OF LIFE     ____________________ ____________________   Stretching his hand to reach the stars, often man forgets the flowers at his feet. Jeremy Bentham Danish artist Otto Diderich Ottesen (1816-1892) specialized in flowers, reflected in …

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Nov 14

Arts Everyday Living: Renoir’s Festival of Flowers—Ultimate Autumn Glory

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.         RENOIR’S FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS ULTIMATE AUTUMN GLORY   ____________________ ____________________ What seems more significant about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject.  I am at liberty to paint flowers and not call them flowers, without …

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Oct 01

Arts Everyday Living:Dreaming of Rose Gardens—The Music of Painting

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           DREAMING OF ROSE GARDENS THE MUSIC OF PAINTING ____________________ ____________________ Who speaks of art speaks of poetry.  There is no art without a poetic aim……There is an effect that results from a certain arrangement of colors, of lights, of shadows.  It is …

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Aug 26

Arts Everyday Living: The Magical Garden—-Among the Hollyhocks

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           THE MAGICAL GARDEN AMONG THE HOLLYHOCKS   ____________________ ____________________ As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and various sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them.  Both for their own sake, and for the sake of old fashioned folks, who used to …

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Aug 22

Arts Everyday Living: Daisies Bouquet & Fan—Multi-Colored Spectacle

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.           DAISIES BOUQUET & FAN MULTI-COLORED SPECTACLE   ____________________ ____________________ The folding hand fan is recognized as being invented in Japan or China, with both countries holding legends of its creation.  In Japan the fan is thought to be modeled after the …

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