Arts Everyday Living: The Joys of Home—A Vase of White Roses, A Plate of Red Strawberries

Henri Fantin-Latour, Still Life with Roses and Fruit, 1863, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

 

Although a generation apart, French artists Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) both were fascinated with interpreting the objects of everyday living. Whether roses from the garden accompanied by impressionistic grapes and a rounded pear to an inviting plate of ripe, red strawberries.

 

Pierre Bonnard, A Plate of Strawberries, 1922, oil, Private Collection

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