Flowerquotes by famous painters

Vase with two handels, a bunch of flowers by Henry Matisse, 1907, Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia
Vase with two handels, a bunch of flowers by Henry Matisse, 1907, Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia

There are Always flowers for those that want to see them – Henri Matisse (1869-1957)

Agapanthus, Claude Monet, 1914-26, MOMA, New York
Agapanthus, Claude Monet, 1914-26, MOMA, New York

I must have flowers, always, and always- Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Still life flowers in a vase, Paul Cézanne, 1888, Private Collection
Still life flowers in a vase, Paul Cézanne, 1888, Private Collection

Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realizing one’s sensations – Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1880-1882, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Private Collection
Vase of Chrysanthemums, 1880-1882, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Private Collection

I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story. – Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)

Butterflies and Poppies Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, May-June 1889, Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Butterflies and Poppies
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, May-June 1889, Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

But precisely for one’s health as you say, it’s very necessary to work in the garden and to see the flowers growing. – Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

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