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Beautiful Paintings of Flowers

Updated on October 12, 2012

Floral Paintings

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re you seeking some beautiful and relaxing paintings of flowers to enjoy? Look no further! Recently, upon my perusal of Wikimedia Commons, I happened across an entire category devoted to beautiful paintings of flowers. I thought it would be an excellent idea to feature some of them here, in addition to historic information about the paintings and the artists. I hope you enjoy these timeless paintings!

Please note: these photos are considered Public Domain.

Flowers have been depicted in artwork dating back to the time of the Egyptians. Flowers were painted mainly for symbolic purposes up until the 17th Century, when Dutch flower painting became popular. The Impressionist movement ushered in many floral painters, including Claude Monet. One of the most well-known modern floral painters was Georgia O'Keefe. Needless to say, artists have been showing appreciation for flowers for many centuries!

Tulip Culture (1889) - By George Hitchcock

Flowers (1957) - By Tatiana Vladimirovna Kopnina (1921-2009)

Oil on clapboard

Rosen (1843) - By Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793-1865)

Oil on panel.

"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."

-Georgia O'Keefe

A Cottage With Sunflowers At Peaslake - By Helen Allingham (26 September 1848 - 28 September 1926)

A well-known watercolour painter illustrator of the Victorian era.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Peonies (1959) - Evgeny Mikhailovich Pozdniakov (1923–1991) By Evgeny Mikhailovich Pozdniakov (1923–1991)

Claude Monet Painting in His Garden at Argenteuil (1873) - By Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Oil on canvas.

A Cloudy Day: Bluebonnets Near San Antonio, Texas (1918) - By Julian Onderdonk

Oil on canvas.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Preparing the Flower Arrangement - By Edouard Debat-Ponsan (1886)

Bouquet Vase Blanc-bleu (1940) - By Thérèse Lemoine-Lagron

Undergrowth with Walking Couple (1890) - By Vincent Van Gogh

Oil on canvas

Source: Wikimedia Commons

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."

-Claude Monet

Chrysanthemums (1882) - By Claude Monet

Bouquet of Mallows (1880) - By Claude Monet

Oil on canvas.

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Poppy Field in Argenteuil - By Claude Monet

Oil on canvas

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Tulpenvase (1912) - By George Mosson

Oil on canvas

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Please sign the guestbook... - Do you enjoy looking at flower paintings? :)

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      I enjoyed wandering through your wonderful selection, a most pleasant interlude!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Very beautiful paintings! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A breath of fresh air, lovely!

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      gypsyman27 lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful imagery Jenna, you have a good eye. I hope that this is viewed widely, we could use a little beauty. Great lens, well done. See you around the galaxy...

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      This selection deserves a google +1.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      These paintings really convey the warmth and relaxed feeling of the countryside. Thank you for sharing such talented works from as early as the 1700's. It's always such an education for me whenever I visit you or raphaelo. Take good care, Rose

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So wonderful kindness of you to tribute all these beautiful flowers paintings.. dear Jenna :) I really like any art pictures from Wikimedia and.. Yes, I do fall in love with lens of you again ;) Tweeted to all my fans. Have wonderful times.. always.. my dear beautiful friend :D

      PS: Please take time to edit (a little) in the part of Peonies (1959)

      It should be..

      Evgeny Mikhailovich Pozdniakov (1923-1991) By Evgeny Mikhailovich Pozdniakov (1923-1991). Hope its be useful for you :)