The Beauty of flowers - Bhangmin Kim

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This gallery includes art pieces with flowers in early 1900s. The gallery represents how the “Beauty of Flowers" was used in each art pieces and they are arranged by time from earliest and latest. In early 1900s we could find many nature related art pieces, but especially flowers are easily found.

White Narcissus Flowers, Unknown, Chinese, Qing dynasty, 18th century - 19th century, From the collection of: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
This art piece is the Narcissus flowers. This flower depicted the Narcissus flowers. It looks like they are real flowers because of little details on the flowers. The white flower leaf is definitely represents the Narcissus flowers and those tiny marvels in the center of the flowers show the details of the stamen of the flower. The four of Narcissus flowers were created and it has really good harmony because if there was just one or two of them, then it could have been feel little empty and lacking but by having four of them, it has nice balance and great look.
Flowers and Fruit, Jan van Os, 1800/1900, From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts of Tatarstan
This art piece depicted flowers and fruits in the pot. Flowers and fruits look very fresh and there are more fruits at the bottom of the pot. It gives the feeling of richness and abundant. The flowers and the fruits are in harmony overall and this balance is nice to look at. The various colors of flowers and fruits make this art piece look pageantry.
Paperweight Vase with Dogwood Flowers, Tiffany, Louis Comfort (American, 1848-1933), Designer, 1898 - 1900, From the collection of: Corning Museum of Glass
This art piece is a vase printed with dogwood flowers. The vase depicted just the dogwood flowers with its leaves. The flowers are white color with yellowish brown center. The white color is not solid white. It’s clear a bit, so we could look through and see the little bit of color gold behind. The dogwood flowers has the movement so it give the feeling of illusion that flower is floating.
This art piece depicted a small room. We could see the window behind, the desk on the right side, some books on the left side, cushion and blanket are in the middle of the painting with the flowers in the pot. The painting includes many things, but the flowers are located in the center and this captures our eyes right away. Also, colors are dark and gloomy, but the pink color of the flowers makes the painting brighter and counterbalance overall.
Still Life with Flowers, Şeker Ahmed Paşa (Turkish, 1841-1907), 1903, From the collection of: Sakıp Sabancı Museum
This art piece depicted the flowers in the flowerpot. It is very monotonous and has small details on each flower. The flowers are spread out to each different direction, so it gives the good balance of the look. There’s a flower dropped from the flowerpot. It is just a single flower, but it fills the side of the painting so it doesn’t look empty and gives a match point.
Pots of Flowers, Mary Eliza Sykes, 1904, From the collection of: International Quilt Study Center & Museum
This art piece is a flower quilt on the fabric. The quilt depicted the flowers in the pot and it’s patterned on each four side. It contains the good balance of the quilt and the symmetry gives the feeling of stabilized overall. Only yellow, red and gold-ish green colors were used in the quilt. The green color could have been bored by itself, but the color red is giving a good point of the look and by adding the color yellow, it becomes contains more colorful feelings.
Art Nouveau wallpaper with tulips, Unknown, 1900/1905, From the collection of: Nordiska Museet
This art piece depicted a single flower in the middle of the painting and some other leaves and part of flowers at the bottom of the painting. The flower is pink and it has little details of the real look of the flower. It’s pink flower, but little bit of purple color was used at the center of the flower it gives the feeling of deepness and the depth. The light green on the background supports the pink color flower so it looks more alive.
Girl with Flowers, Emilio Sala Francés, 1906, From the collection of: Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
This art piece depicted a girl sitting on the bench and holding the flowers. Behind the girl, there’s a giant tree and it occupies most of the background. The flower’s color is very similar to the tree behind the girl, so it looks like the girl is holding part of the tree. However, the flowers have little bit color of yellow, red, and light pink so it shows us it is flowers. This painting has very jagged lines so it has the look of the wild nature, and the girl is holding the wild flowers.
Ornamental glass, Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1900/1913, From the collection of: Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
This art piece is an ornamental glass. This ornamental glass depicted a flower. It has the flower look, when the bud has not yet expanded. It has the color green, yellow gold, and white. The color green was used for expressing the stem and the leaves of the flower. Because of the color green was used for the stem part of the glass, it could look more like a flower. The color yellow gold was used for the bottom of the glass and inside of the bud. The color white was used for the outside of the bud and it’s little bit clear so we could see the color inside of the bud is yellow gold.
Flower Garden, Fabian, Fritz, 20th century, From the collection of: Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History
This art piece depicted a flower garden. There’s a house in the middle and trees and flowers are surrounding the house. We could tell this is a flower garden because the first thing we see is the color green and the green was used to depict the trees and flowers. Also, this painting used a proportion very well to show the depth. The flowers at the foreground were drew big size and the flowers located right in front of house was drew very small. Through this, we could feel the depth and tell the house is far behind from the foreground.
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