Some people grow flowers for business. They are florists.
Some people plant flowers for results. They are fruit farmers.
Some people plant flowers for decoration. They are florists.
Some people plant flowers for appreciation. They are gardeners.
Some people plant flowers for color. They like to dye plants.
Some people plant flowers to draw. They are painters who love flowers.
Yes, for painters, the best way to express their love for flowers is to live next to them and draw them into the paintings.
Monet garden is my proudest work
In the early days of Monet, a French impressionist painter, he used his ex-wife Camille as a model to draw many paintings. Apart from Camille, Monet loved nothing more than flowers. "I will become a painter, perhaps because of flowers."
You may not know that in the history of Western painting, figures have always been the mainstream objects of expression, and it is not easy to achieve the peak of painting career with plants and still life paintings.
In 1879, Monet's beloved wife Camille died of illness. Since then, few figures have appeared in his paintings. In 1883, he moved to the small town of givini, built a garden, became a gardener, and devoted the rest of his life to the creation of flowers. Remember? Last time Cai maruzi introduced the French four flowers town of givini, Monet garden is here.
So obsessed, Monet has spent 43 years carving his garden since he was 43 years old. The garden was basically formed in 1890, covering an area of about 10000 square meters. In addition to the living and working buildings, it is composed of two core Gardens: the clos Normand and the Japanese water garden.
In the 1880s, Monet, a new gardener, "dug, planted, weeded and hoed all by himself. At night, the children were responsible for watering." Monet garden combines the geometric layout of French garden and the romantic wildness of British garden. The plants grow freely in the established framework.
Monet's favorite flowers are water lilies. In order to love them, he designed and built a water park for them. Water lilies, willows, bamboo, maple and Wisteria are the most important plant elements in the water park. They are winding and flowing, full of strong Japanese style. In his whole life, he created about 250 water lilies.
Focusing on the expression of plants and the changes of light and shadow in nature, Monet's bold and innovative painting was finally recognized by the world. But he said, "this garden is my proudest work."
Carlisle art should be integrated with life
In the 1980s, in the mainstream of modern art dominated by abstractionism and conceptualization, the French painter Claire Basler's realistic depiction of flowers also seemed out of place.
Different from Monet's avant-garde creation, which pioneered Impressionism, Carlyle's art form close to realism seems a little outdated, but for her, it gives her own unique understanding of the most natural appearance of flowers and plants. Her works often combine the heavy color of Western oil painting with the freehand and natural style of Oriental ink painting.
Since his debut in the 1970s, Claire has always insisted on the use of concrete techniques to depict flowers and still life. In 2011, she and her husband bought a dilapidated castle, which was built in the 18th century and has been abandoned for 40 years and covers an area of 3000 square meters. Through her step-by-step improvement, it has become a studio with flowers all around the world.
Claire's yard was full of flowers and plants, and she often carried back heavy branches and wild flowers and weeds from the wild. Daisies and poppies were her favorite. Countless flowers and branches decorate every corner of the studio and become the object of her painting. A piece of work, either as a hanging picture, screen or wall, can easily become a part of the castle decoration.
Flowers and works are integrated. It is not clear whether they are true or paintings. "It seems that I didn't care to integrate my beloved still life paintings into the decoration of the castle, but they have greatly improved the quality of my life."
She fought against the ordinary and tried to pursue herself through the concrete description of flowers. In the past 30 years, she took the responsibility of a nature painter. The long flower handles bent by the wind, the magnificent trees, the cloudy sky and the thunder and lightning background all became her symbols.
Claire and her works explore the symbiotic relationship between human and nature, art and life in a gentle and healing way.
They painted their neighbors of flowers and plants, which seemed ordinary, but they persisted for most of their lives, and produced countless surprises. Only true love can make them see migration and change in seemingly static flowers day by day, and reap countless sources of inspiration.
Make your neighbors with flowers and plants, and let them enter your eternal picture frame. Don't ask for fame, but know what you want.
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