Art of the Flower

Peonies and Roses, Margaretha Roosenboom
“And how do you know that these fine begonias are not of equal importance?” 
― Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Herman Saftleven II – Study of a red catchfly (Lychnis hirsuta), 1680
“No matter how right or how beautiful your path is, never try to impose your path on others! Remember that flowers by no means pull bees by force to their world! Your path is your poem; if people like your poem, they will fondly join you in your path!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Still Life of Tulips, Wild Roses, Cyclamen, Yellow Ranunculus, Forget-Me-Not and other Flowers, in a Glass Beaker
Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder

Henri Le Sidaner (French, 1862-1939), La Roseraie, Gerberoy, July 1926. 
Oil and coloured crayons on paper laid down on canvas, 35.2 x 28.4 cm.
“Butterflies are not insects,’ Captain John Sterling said soberly. ‘They are self-propelled flowers.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

Martin Johnson Heade – Hummingbird and Passionflowers, c.1875-85

Louis Comfort Tiffany – Peonies And Iris, 1915

Wild Roses, Margaretha Roosenboom
“You’re frustrated because you keep waiting for the blooming of flowers of which you have yet to sow the seeds.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Cedric Morris (British, 1889-1982), Summer Flowers in a Landscape, 1927. 
Oil on canvas, 65 x 53.5 cm.

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass, 1625-30, Jan Brueghel
“A few blossoms float into the room. They drop like frayed yellow ribbons on the gray carpet.” 
― Eileen Granfors

Meconopsis grandis, or to be returned to…
Watercolour and colour pencil on paper
8 x 6 inches / 20.5 x 15.5 cm

Maria van Oosterwyck.
 Detail from Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, 1670.

The Rosy Wealth of June, 1886, Henri Fantin-Latour
“Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.” 
― Heinrich Heine

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