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

 

 

THE ART OF PERFECTION

A SPRING BOUQUET 

 

 

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

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.

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

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