Arts Everyday Living: The Elegant Lily—Flower of Spirituality and Rebirth

Henri Fantin-Latour, White Lilies, 1883, oil on canvas, Private Collection

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.

Pablo Neruda

French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was one of  the great flower painters. Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), recognized as Chile’s national poet, also participated as both politician and diplomat in his country.

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