Early Australian artist W. B. Gould (1801-1853) demonstrates his remarkable talent in portraying still life, transforming a vase of flowers and an arrangement of fruit into an extraordinary display.
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French-Swiss artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) is enjoying a higher profile in recent years with exhibitions in major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Royal Academy of Arts. He is a master of many themes and subjects including his enduring floral arrangements.
French artist Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was initially the model of such masters as Renoir and Toulouse Lautrec but later embarked on her career. Her interpretation of flowers are often alive with vibrant colors and unique floral combinations.
Austrian artist Johann Baptist Reiter (1813-1890) was a versatile painter, whether capturing the luxuriant beauty of geraniums to the curiosity of a young boy in the act of reading to his own compelling self-portrait.
French master Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) was an influential member of the Impressionists, creating a variety of subjects, including this delicately rendered floral still life of colorful lilacs and peonies.
Have you heard of Finnish master Magnus Enckell (1870-1925)? Hopefully his versatility and expressiveness as an artist will be rediscovered in the 21st century with exhibitions outside his native country (which presently holds important collections of his works) in the near future.
MAY, BEAUTIFUL MAY—A FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS Here’s a festival of flowers for the month of May by a variety of artists: French Impressionists Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) plus their fellow countryman Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904); American Impressionist Frederick Carl Frieseke (1874-1939); and other 19th century painters such as Danish realist Michael […]
American artist Maria Oakey Dewing (1845-1927) invites us into a corner of a garden, filled with the miraculous colors and textures of her favorite subject, flowers.
American artist George Hitchcock ((1850-1913) often painted the glories of flowers as is evident in Easter Sunday, in the delicate bouquet held by the young woman; the floral pattern of her costume; and the blooming field behind her. Hitchcock spent several years of his artistic career in the Netherlands where he probably created the work above. […]
Japanese artist Kuroda Seiki (1866-1924) was influenced by both the artistic traditions of his native country as well as Western styles such as Impressionism. His interpretation of lilies is unique, representing the elegant flowers in a natural setting rather than displayed in the more standard vase.