Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Flowers for the Weary Eyes

Giorgio Morandi, Flowers, 1951

My poor eyes have taken in too much ugly.  With every headline and news clip I feel an assault on my vision.  I've found simple and profound paintings of flowers, delicate and alive, to be a soothing antidote.  So I made a group of them to cope and figured I would share their beauty.  The milder weather brings a breeze into the house that helps too.  Deep breaths...

Henri Fantin-Latour, Vase of Peonies, 1875

Pat Harris, Persian Flower VI, 2009

Mary Potter, Flowers in the Sink, n.d.

Frederick Cuming, Cornflowers in a Green Vase, n.d.

Sanyu, title and date unknown
Edouard Manet, Roses, Tulips and Lilacs in a Crystal Vase, 1882



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