Tag Archives: Flowers

1947: Iridescence

Andrey Avinoff: Iridescence (1925-1947) The entomologist Andrey Avinoff emigrated from Russia to the USA after the revolution and worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 20 years, eventually becoming its director. He turned to painting only later in … Continue reading

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1943: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Dorothea Tanning: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1943) Artspeak If Art would only talk it would, at last, reveal itself for what it is, what we all burn to know. As for our certainties, it would fetch a dry yawn then take … Continue reading

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1888: Lilies

Charles Courtney Curran: Lotus Lilies (1888)

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1961: Invitation

René Magritte: L’invitation au voyage (1961)

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1874: Lost Beauties

A few entries from Charles Mackay’s Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets, Clergymen and Public Speakers (1874): Airt, the quarter from which the wind blows. “Helter skelter from a’ airts, In swarms the country drives.” … Continue reading

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1953: Daisy

Robert Frank: Mary With Large Daisy In Her Hair (1953)

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1921: Important People

George W. Lambert: Important People (1914-1921) “By creating a portrait of ordinary people—a flower-seller, a clerk and a boxer—George W Lambert sought to parody the convention of only those with wealth or social status having their portraits painted. He questioned … Continue reading

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