French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) painted Carton d’etudes late in his life, revealing what seems to be part of his studio. Do you notice the multiplicity of canvases combined with floral bouquets, defined by rich color, particularly the incredible blue tone.
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French artist Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940) was a master of interiors, creating a multitude of canvases throughout his almost 50 year career. In this early work, done when he was 30, Vuillard mainly utilizes shades of brown, with the exception of the warm reds of the flowers.
Dutch artist Judith Leyster (1609-1660) was a successful painter of the Dutch Golden Age, while Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) captured a variety of subjects in paint, from portraits to genre scenes to still lifes. Do you have a preference for one of the floral interpretations presented here?
THE ART OF PERFECTION A SPRING BOUQUET 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 […]
Impressionist icon Claude Monet (1840-1926) expressed his love of nature with the unforgettable Vase of Peonies above.
The ornate and decorative Still Life with Hummingbird is an early, more realistic work of art by American artist William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), who would later adopt an impressionist style.
When Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was living in Paris with his brother Theo, he created several vases of flowers, distinguished by vibrant colors and expressive brushwork. The location of one of these Parisian floral arrangements shown above is unknown: it is said to be currently missing from the Mahmoud-Khalil Museum in Cairo. […]
I couldn’t find any information on nineteenth century Japanese art Okamoto Shuki (1807-1862), whose delicate portrayals of flowers are part of a memorable album.
Little information is available on Danish artist Otto Diderich Ottesen (1816-1892); he specialized in sumptuous interpretations of flowers and fruit as evident in Nature’s Rewards above.
French artist Henri Lebasque (1865-1937) was a friend and colleague of Henri Matisse. Today Matisse is ranked among the top 20th century artistic figures, often using rich colors and patterns in his works. Yet Lebasque, whose style and subject matter was similar, is still relatively unknown in comparison.