Series - Bouquets

Pablo Picasso, "Trois roses", 1898

Paul Gauguin, "Nature morte à la mandoline", 1885

Vincent van Gogh, "Roses", 1890.

 Pablo Picasso, "Fleurs", 1901.

Of rather banal composition it is necessary to move away from the main subject and look at how the background has been treated. It is here that one can suspect the potential of this young artist who was then only 20 years old. With this background that goes from black to blue, we see that he dares to get rid of his technical mastery. This is the first work of Pablo Picasso to be purchased by the Tate Gallery in 1933. It reveals much about the tastes of the Tate Gallery's administrators. By 1933 Picasso was already an established avant-garde artist, but the decision to purchase this conservative work shows that the trustees were resisting the more radical developments in modern art.

Pablo Picasso, "Mère et enfant devant un vase de fleurs", 1901.

In 1901 Pablo Picasso painted many vases of flowers quite "classic" as my previous post. Here is that the genius reveals itself in "Mother and child in front of a vase of flowers" also of 1901 the genius takes its place it marks its difference and its freedom. In Paris he definitively abandons his classicism. We can feel that he is influenced by van Gogh and especially Toulouse-Lautrec but his personality is there and then. What a beauty, what a masterpiece!

Henri Matisse, "Chrysanthèmes dans un vase de Chine", 1902.

Edouard Vuillard, "Fleurs", 1904.

Édouard Vuillard, "Le bouquet d'anémones", 1910.

Odilon Redon, "Bouquet dans un vase chinois", 1912.

Félix Vallotton, "Chrysanthèmes et feuillage d'automne", 1922.

Joan Mirò, "Fleurs et papillon", 1922.

Georges Braque, "Nature morte", 1945.

Marc Chagall, "Les amoureux - couple blanc au bouquet", 1949.

Marc Chagall, "Bouquet", 1963.

Marc Chagall, "Le Bouquet au fond rouge", 1965.

Marc Chagall ,"Bouquet de mimosas".

What could be more beautiful than the mimosas of the French Riviera as in this painting by Marc Chagall "Bouquet de mimosas". A moving dedication written in Russian on the back of the canvas: "Pour ma fille Ida 1977 papa Chagall". ("For my daughter Ida 1977 Papa Chagall").

David Hockney, "Lillies", 1971.

Bernard Buffet, "Bouquet de jonquilles", 1986.

Jean-Philippe Delhomme.

Emily Filler, "Vase", 2019.

Emily Filler works in Toronto, Canada. She builds her works mostly floral compositions with fragments of fabric, photographs and added paint, she revisits the collage with a happiness and a joy of life that I totally like.