Spring has sprung—finally
March 10, 2015 by artstor
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1919. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
After the coldest recorded February in New York City since 1934, spring has finally sprung, and we could not be more relieved.
Celebrate the return of the sun with this slideshow full of color and flowers from civilizations as varied as the Dutch Golden Age to 19th-century Japan to our current era, from collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Gallery, London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives, Scala Archives, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Brooklyn Museum Costumes collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Roman, Flora or Spring, 5th century BC, Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli. Image and original data provided by SCALA, Florence/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com; scalarchives.com; (c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Unknown, Parasol, 1925-1935. Image and original data from the Brooklyn Museum; Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
French, Pair of wall lights, 18th century. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Christian Dior Haute Couture, May, spring/summer 1953. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
William-Adolphe Bougereau, Flora and Zephyr, 1875, Musée des Beaux Arts. Image and original data provided by Erich Lessing Culture and Fine Arts Archives/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.; artres.com; Photo Credit: Erich Lessing/ART RESOURCE, N.Y.
Katsushika Hokusai Canaries and Peonies; from Small Flower Series, 1834 | Musée Guimet (Paris, France) | Image and original data provided by Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Art Resource, N.Y., http://www.artres.com
Rembrandt, Saskia van Uylenburgh in Arcadian Costume, 1635. Description: In showing Saskia as Flora, the Roman goddess of Spring, he reflected the contemporary fashion for Arcadian and rustic themes, which could be found in poems and plays as well as in painting. Photograph: ©The National Gallery, London
Diego Rivera, Flower Festival: Feast of Santa Anita,1931. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, The Museum of Modern Art
Vincent Colyer, Crimson Cactus bud of New Mexico, 1869. Image and original data provided by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Photo © MFAH
Arnold Scaasi, Evening Ensemble, Spring-Summer 1983. Image and original data from the Brooklyn Museum, Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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