Tag Archives: Flowers

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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1633: Bird on a Camellia Bush

Shi zhu zhai shu hua pu [Ten Bamboo Studio collection of calligraphy and painting] (1633) “This is the earliest Chinese book printed by the technique of polychrome xylography known as douban invented and perfected by Hu Zhengyan 胡正言 (1584-1674). The … Continue reading

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1929: Black Swan

Joseph Stella: Black Swan (1928-1929)

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1930: Clivia

Henrietta Shore: Clivia (c. 1930)

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1890: Three for Five

John George Brown: Three for Five (1890)

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1902: Orchid and Hummingbird

Martin Johnson Heade: Orchid and Hummingbird near a Mountain Waterfall (1902) The orchid pictured is Cattleya labiata (known also as the Crimson Cattleya or Ruby-lipped Cattleya), which grows in the states of Pernambuco and Alagoas in northeastern Brazil. The plant … Continue reading

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