They say an artist can see beauty in every stroke of color. They are the creators, the inspirers, the men and women who can transform any thought or idea into a precious moment displayed on canvas. Painters throughout time have given their onlookers hopes and aspirations as well as a sense of peace while they review their work in the hopes that their messages, whatever they may be will be poetically conveyed to viewers. The talent to accomplish this runs deep and naturally as if there is a river running through their veins although experts say that some of our favorite geniuses had a second source of enlightenment to give them a bit of help.
For many of these artists, flowers have remained of great importance, beyond only being captured as the subject. In fact, some heavily relied on the magic of flowers to help encourage their creative juices to flow. As you may already know, Monet was an enthusiast for gardens and cultivated several, not only to be featured in his work but also to be used as a sanctuary for relaxation and restoration of energy. Renoir was another example of a real flower fanatic who was said to have a fresh bouquet of blossoms placed in every room of his home. We can’t forget Van Gogh who spent much of his time memorizing to mind beautiful orchards of sunflowers so that he could record them in his paintings. Many believe that this connection to flowers is what made them the artists they became which is why several art students attempt to channel their brilliance through placing small containers of blooms in their workspace. Are you an up and coming artist who is looking for a bit of inspiration? Read over these quotes and see if it’s time to stop by your local florist for a dose!
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse
“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that moment to someone else. Most people in the city rush around s, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
“When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it- a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand- as a final test. If the [painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.” – Marc Chagall