Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake…. Henry David Thoreau* Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers. The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics. *A Week on the Concord […]
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I didn’t become an Impressionist….As long as I can remember I’ve always been one.* Claude Monet French master and Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) created several works focusing on the special beauty of autumn chrysanthemums. *Quote is from Monet: A Retrospective by Charles Stuckey, published in 1985.
After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world. Christian Dior* Jan Frans van Dael (1764-1840) was a Flemish artist who made his name in Paris creating intricate and richly colored arrangements of flowers. Christian Dior (1905-1957) revolutionized the world of French fashion, especially during the post-World War II period. *Attributed, […]
Returning soon! Meanwhile, welcome autumn with a seasonal offering of flowers by French artist Armaud Guillaumin.
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A BRIEF HIATUS RETURNING SOON Long conversations beside blooming irises— joys of life on the road Matsuo Basho A remembrance of spring in August. And don’t forget our blog while we take a hiatus for a technical update! The above image is in the U.S. public […]
WOMAN IN THE WINDOW WHERE ARE THE MORNING GLORIES? Any of various plants, especially of the genera Ipomoea and Convolvulus, as I. purpurea, a twining plant having cordiate leaves and funnel-shaped flowers of various colors, often opening only in the morning. Morning Glory, definition, Dictionary.com Here’s another blog featuring the work of American master Winslow Homer (1836-1910). […]
THE LAST ROSES OF SUMMER THROUGH AN IMPRESSIONIST’S EYES Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose Gertrude Stein, Sacred Emily Frans Mortelmans (1865-1936) was a Belgian Impressionist. Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) was not only a significant American writer but also a major collector of modern art. The above image is used solely for […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. A FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST SUMMER BLOSSOMS OF JULY I paint flowers so they will not die. Frida Kahlo, 1940 The colorful and striking works of French Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) have been overlooked until recent years when several retrospective exhibitions have […]
FOR LOVE OF PANSIES RIVALING THE IMPRESSIONISTS 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 […]
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 in the ground-breaking movement of Realism (ultimately resulting in other […]