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

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RENOIR AND THE FLOWERS OF LIGHT

GLORIOUS GLADIOLI

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gladioli in a Vase, c. 1875, oil on canvas, National Gallery, London, UK

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 poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) often used the imagery of plants and flowers in his verse.

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

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