French artist Eugene Petit (1839-1886) often interpreted bouquets of flowers with unusual sensitivity and feeling, apparent in the delicate arrangement of wildflowers above. Dutch icon Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) also created his own version of the same subject, utilizing vibrant colors and energetic brushstrokes.
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Reposted blog. MOUNTAIN FLOWERS, ALPINE BLOSSOMS THROUGH A WOMAN ARTIST’S EYES The lovely flowers embarrass me, They make me regret I am not a bee- Emily Dickinson Alpenblumen or Alpine Flowers by Austrian painter Anna Stainer Knittel (1841-1915) expresses her love of the flowers of the mountain region where she was born and lived. Knittel had […]
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake…. Henry David Thoreau* Symbolist French artist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) is rarely surpassed in his extraordinary representations of flowers. The writings of author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) continue to be relevant in the 21st century, ranging from the environment to politics. *A Week on the Concord […]
I was able to find little information on Danish artist Carl Frederik Aagaard (1833-1895); landscapes were a favorite subject.
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) often created paintings of vases overflowing with unforgettable roses and other flowers as seen above. However, while below German Expressionist August Macke (1887-1914) focuses on just two geraniums defined with striking red colors.
Reposted blog. THE BLOSSOMING UNIVERSE FLOWERS UP-CLOSE & PERSONAL How about flowers that are constantly part of our lives, and yet can be overlooked or taken for granted. Or according to artist Georgia O’Keeffe, “Still—in a way—nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small—we haven’t time—and to make time, as to have […]
I’m reposting a blog from the summer I traveled to Giverny—a perfect escape to the artistic domain created by Monet. REMEMBERING GIVERNY CHASING MONET’S DREAM I am chasing a dream. I want the unattainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat; and that’s the end. They’ve finished. I want […]
Russian artist Konstantin Ivanovich Gorbatov (1876-1945) often created incredibly rich and varied bouquets of flowers; his personal life was difficult, having to flee his native country because of the Russian Revolution and was trapped in Nazi Germany during World War II.
Reposted blog. THE RETURN OF SPRING THROUGH THE EYES OF IMPRESSIONIST RENOIR Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. Ellis Peters Early in his decades long career, Impressionist great Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) welcomed in the spring with the vibrant arrangement above. Ellis Peters was the pen name of British […]
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.