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Flower Paintings Iris Seedlings

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Flower Paintings Iris Seedlings

Flower Painting Iris Seedlings was painted by Sir Cedric Morris, Bt in 1943. Before the Second World War, Morris was a well-known painter and breeder of irises, which he admired for their ‘elegance, pride and delicacy’. In 1940 he moved to Benton End in Suffolk, where he cultivated a garden inspired by Claude Monet’s at Giverny. He grew about 1,000 new iris seedlings every year. still life paintings for sale

1943, the year this work was painted, yielded a particularly beautiful crop. The flowers were placed in a Chinese jug and painted quickly so that the picture could be completed before they died. Morris admired Chinese flower painters because they conveyed something of the deeper meaning of plants. Flower paintings for sale

Flower Paintings Flower-Piece

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Flower Paintings Flower-Piece

Famous Flower Painting Flower-piece was painted by John Wainwright in 1867. Little is known of Wainwright except that there are many similar works signed and dated by him from 1845 to 1873. As in the case of his model Jan van Os (1744-1808), who was well known in England, these arrangements are artificial creations combining the flowers of different seasons, displayed in a precious vessel too small to hold them comfortably. Flower oil paintings for sale

In the Dutch tradition such pieces were often representations of the horticultural collections of wealthy patrons, but Wainwright seems to have embraced this highly traditional style for purely decorative reasons. At the same time his pictures are ‘modern’ in the sense that the flowers tend to be recognizable Victorian specimens. still life paintings for sale