Flowers in Art

June 20, 2017 / Blooms Today

The beauty of flowers has drawn in artists around the world and across the ages. The challenges of recreating one flower blossom’s style, structure, texture, details and stunning colors must be to the trained artist eye what Mt. Everest is to the extreme adventurer ~ an attraction to be embraced and pursued.

One of the most famous flower painters left home at the tender age of 13 to pursue a career as a portrait artist, but soon discovered flower paintings by Dutch artists and changed direction.

lilies-paintingPierre-Joseph Redoute became the court painter for Marie Antoinette and Empress Josephine, and he produced paintings with botanical accuracy, as well as for aesthetic value.

Claude Monet rented a farmhouse and started developing his own flower gardens, perhaps for the therapeutic value of gardening following the deaths of his wife, Camille, and his best friend and mentor, impressionist Edouard Manet. Once the gardens bloomed, the flowers inspired him, and in his later years, he almost exclusively painted flowers.

roses-paintingFrom Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe to Andy Warhol, Raoul Dufy, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the abstract floral presentations of Paul Klee, flowers have inspired artists who have inspired other artists. They have all then inspired floral art found not only on canvas, but also in fabric, dishes, clothing, accessories and interior design.


Among some of the most popular flowers painted are ~



And each of these are available in a wide variety of floral arrangements from You don’t need to buy the art, you can have the real thing! Or send fresh, long-lasting blooms to a friend, loved one or colleague. Let these bouquets inspire you today to honor someone special with flowers that have inspired artists for centuries.

Sunflowers ~ FTD® Daylight™ Bouquet or FTD® Light & Lovely™ Bouquet

Roses ~ Ultimate Elegance Roses or Twilight Lavender Skies

Daisies ~ Dash of Daisy or Delightful Sunshine

Lilies ~ FTD® Happy Thoughts™ Bouquet or White Classic Lily

By Joanne M. Anderson

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