- Arts and Design
Beautiful Paintings of Flowers
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 WaldmÃ¼ller (1793-1865)
Oil on panel.
"I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."
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
Preparing the Flower Arrangement - By Edouard Debat-Ponsan (1886)
Bouquet Vase Blanc-bleu (1940) - By ThÃ©rÃ¨se Lemoine-Lagron
Undergrowth with Walking Couple (1890) - By Vincent Van Gogh
"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."