henri’s flowers

still life is not my usual fare, but i make an exception for henri fantin-latour whose darkly hued flower paintings have always captivated me.

looking through these reminded me of this beautiful post at forty-sixth at grace, photographed by john cullen

all henri fantin-latour images courtesy of the athenaeum

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11 Responses to henri’s flowers

  1. lauren Monday 7 March, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Wow these are amazing – absolute dark beauty

  2. Haley Monday 7 March, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Love these! Especially after visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show this past weekend.

  3. søt Monday 7 March, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    They’re not really my thing, bit too classic. I had already seen the forty-sixth at grace-post and it looks so yummieee!

  4. Caitlin Rose Monday 7 March, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    The fifth one is my absolute favourite. and now I”m going to make cake!

  5. fathima Monday 7 March, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    I really like these. They remind me of a copy of Tretchikoff’s Weeping Rose that my gran has in her house, it’s colouring is more like these than the brighter original version.
    Love the mood and feeling of them.

  6. HuntGatherFashion Monday 7 March, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

    Gorgeous! Pretty colours, nice mood.

  7. avalonne hall Monday 7 March, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    I appreciate still life, even though it may be a little mundane as a subject. I love still life paintings of flowers!!! I really admire how some artists can capture the lighting so perfectly. Still life paintings that look like photographs scare me, in a good way of course.

  8. Sam Tuesday 8 March, 2011 at 12:51 am #

    Wow, these are beautiful. I’m especially fond of the last two.

  9. joe Tuesday 8 March, 2011 at 5:05 am #

    I feel the same way as you. Not a huge fan of still lifes except for Fantin and Morandi.

  10. julie Wednesday 9 March, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    i adore those last two images. These are beautiful!

  11. Jenny Monday 14 March, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Man, those photos are beautiful.

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