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


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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