Nothing is as beautiful as flowers, it’s no wonder that they’ve attracted the attention of artists from the beginning of time. Beyond sheer beauty, flowers provide rich opportunities to play with color and form. The results can be found pretty much on any give day at museums around the world, and also in NYC at institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or MoMA or at one of the many galleries or even street vendors in New York . Here are some of my favorites ( and I have a lot !)
Georgia O’Keeffe once said ” I’ll paint it big, and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it ” she wrote ” I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see in flowers”
On to another favorite of mine ( well really they all are since I’m writing the blog ! )
Gustav Klimt was an Austrian symbolist painter of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is most known for his primary subject – the female body such as The Lady in Gold. however check this out
Plant Specialists aspire to these terrific plant and color combinations
Onwards and onwards ( how can you really say upwards in such esteemed company !
Yayoi Kusama born in 1929 is a Japanese contemporary artist ( and also guest landscape artist at The New York Botanical Garden this year – she also happens to be my 10 year old daughters favorite artist ) She has been acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan.