Tag Archives: Flowers

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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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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