impressionism

Nasturtiums

if there’s one thing i will always remember about my mom’s garden, and perhaps my childhood in general, was the abundance of nasturtiums. this humble little flower seemed to grow in every garden in south africa – a bit of a weed, really. almost a lowly little bloom. i remember it having a peculiar smell, but possibly my favourite thing about it was its beautiful round leaves that would catch dew drops in the morning – and you’d carefully ease them off onto your tongue, pretending to be a bird.

i’ve noticed them a lot these days, becoming popular again, being used in floral arrangements and styled into photoshoots. i’m happy for the nasturtium! if anything it has been rendered immortal in the artwork of some of the greats. i can only imagine that they were as abundant for the artists in their day as they were in my mom’s garden.

Félix Vallotton

Abbott Fuller Graves

Gustave Caillebotte

Henri Fantin-Latour

Paul Gauguin

Henri Fantin-Latour

Odilon Redon

Félix Vallotton

Gustave Caillebotte

Félix Vallotton

Henri Matisse

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want to buy some art?

sotheby’s is having an auction of impressionist & modern art on 22 june. thought i’d pick out my favourites and see what they’re going for…

henri matisse – oudalisques jouant aux dames : £10,000,000 – £15,000,000

andré derain – arbres a collioure : £9,000,000 – £14,000,000

edouard manet - bouquet de pivoines : £4,000,000 – £6,000,000

egon schiele - portrait of eva freund : £250,000 – £350,000

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autumn

autumn (also known as profile of lydia) (1880)mary cassatt

i’m really feeling autumn & winter today. can you tell? the colours are amazing too, obvs.

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milenko

milenko stevanovic is an art student from belgrade, whose main interests are landscape & figurative painting – he enjoys working directly from life. i love the bright colours and thick brush strokes.

http://i.imgur.com/bG5yZ.jpg

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