June 27, 2012

FLOWERS ...


Dear readers, this week ‘F’ IS FOR FLOWERS – IN PAINTINGS!
I love flowers, preferably freshly cut and in a vase. Pity they’re ephemeral! Next best, then, have to be flowers depicted for all time in paintings. Here are a few:
1. Andy Warhol, Pittsburgh

2 Judith Leyster, Haarlem

3. Georgia O’Keeffe, Minneapolis
4. Monet, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
5. Manet, Berlin
6. Hokusai, British Library, London
7. Dürer, Washington DC
8. Jan Brueghel The Elder, Bucharest
9. Henri Fantin-Latour, private
10. Van Gogh, Washington DC
FAVOURITE FLOWERS? OTHER FLOWER PAINTINGS YOU KNOW OF?
Do check out other posts - Alphabe-Thursday  @ Jenny Matlock, Ruby Tuesday & Rednesday!
And, finally, thank you to all my dear readers who have visited or commented. And to new followers too.
Have a great weekend!
Enjoy and see you next time,
XOXO LOLA:)

32 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

You've given us tons of proof that many artists like to paint flowers. :))

Riet said...

Oh how I love those paintings. Flowers are my favorites

Tina´s PicStory said...

a F full of fascinating artwork :)

Erika said...

Flowers make my day when I look them. You chose some great ones!

edenhills said...

You've certainly selected some wonderful flower paintings. Beautiful!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That Georgia O'Keefe is amazing...

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That Georgia O'Keefe is amazing...

Esther Joy said...

Beautiful flowers! And such a variety!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Lola and Nora,

Loving all the beautiful flower paintings you have shared.
Monet's water lilies has always been a favourite.

Happy week and thanks for visiting me
Hugs
Carolyn

lissa said...

I'm a fan of O'Keeffe's flower paintings, they're gorgeous. Also Van Gogh's sunflower paintings as well.

VBR said...

Isn't it interesting to see how flowers can be interpreted so differently by painters. I always love to look at the Impressionist flower themed paintings. Van Gogh and Monet captured their beauty pefectly.

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness! You share many of my favorite artists here! So fabulous and fun! I always enjoy visiting you here. Have a fun filled weekend and be fancy free! These images are fantastic! Hugs Anne

Jeanne Pursell said...

Hi there Lola and Nora!! I just adore Georgia O'Keefe and I totally LOVE Poppies!! We have been on the road so I'm trying to catch up on blog hopping!! Hope all's well! Hugs to both of you!
xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Pondside said...

I love them all, but the little Durer is so very tender.

Steffi said...

Great creative photos!

HansHB said...

Splendid artwork, great flowers!
Have a nice day!

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for linking up to *a piece of heaven*. lovely monet sky :)

Sue said...

Thanks for the art show. Quite lovely!

=)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful variety of flowers! I love them all!

anitamombanita said...

those are some great flower selections!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Fabulous flowers! Ones that may be enjoyed forever...

Blessings & Aloha!

Jim said...

Hi Nora, you've got good taste! I like your "F" pictures. Van Gogh is probably my favorite. We stayed in St. Remi in 2005 and almost camped out in his olive tree orchard.

Monet is high on my list. We visited both Giverny and the Musée d’Orsay in 2009. That year was BIG, from Barcelona to LaHarve and wonderful in between.

I like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec probably second but I don't remember any flower paintings of note by him. We also visited the Lautrec Museum in Albi (France) in 2009.

Jim's Alphabe-Thursday
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mrs. c said...

My favorite is the poppies! They are so bright. Great post.

bluegrassnotes said...

What a lovely tour. Thanks.

Marie Antionette said...

Well Dear,
These paintings are just beautiful.Can you imagine seeing the originals. God knows who to give talent to.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Andy David said...

Hello.
Real or depicted, all flowers are beautiful to me. Wonderful selections. Thanks for sharing.

Flaws Of A Woman

Robin said...

Beautiful! I think the Manet is my favorite - that vase is exquisite.

Kim, USA said...

Wow those are beautiful!

Kim,USA

Ralph said...

Flowers are wonderful, as no two in nature are absolutely alike. So why should two artists interpret the flora exactly the same as well? These are all beautiful expressions, the artist just knows how to paint each one in that style to always catches our eye and admiration too...

Liza said...

Beautiful paintings!

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Jenny said...

I love picture number three. And number one. And number...

Oh heck.

I think they're all Fabulous!

Thanks for sharing with us!

A+

LV said...

I love all kinds of flowers. These are beautiful works of art.