Friday, January 05, 2007

Flowers in Art

I was doing a search on Robert Kushner (below, this is a painting on two doors), a contemporary artist who uses flowers as a primary subject in his work, and it led me the this site -- or sub-site... "when Art Imitates Life"-- it's actually part of a science site, where they have photo-graphs of plants on the left, and numerous artist inter-pretations of those plants on the right. One of the things I like best about it is the range of styles they include; plus, well, they're flowers. what's not to like?
Go to: When Art Imitates Life.
Top to bottom: Marsden Hartley, Janet Fish, Matisse, Helen Frankenthaler, Van Gogh, Alex Katz.

And, on a recently discovered site, "Making a Mark", today Katherine Tyrrell posted her own investigation on floral motifs ...


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