Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

LaChaume painter July 8, 2012

One of these rare sunny days of Summer 2012 in Paris, very surprisingly I ran into a painter in front of Florist Lachaume’s window. My first reaction was: how she dares! Knowing that Lachaume is the only florist in Paris (as far as I know) who announces at its entry “No photo, no visit”. Therefore, I have never entered this emblematic Parisian florist store. 

That’s why I couldn’t prevent myself wondering if this is a PR event, and if so, on whose initiative ? Because apparently the painter is quite good at marketing too: look at the logo on her box and her stool, the way she is dressed (hat, apron, long skirt) and her old-style palette ! 

PR or spontaneous action, it was a pleasant scene, a magic moment, just like the slogan of Lachaume “Le Magicien de l’Ephémère” : The Magician of fleeting (beauty). 

 

Flower painters (2): Vincent Vin Gogh March 9, 2010

 Apart from his famous Sunflowers, Vincent Vin Gogh (Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, 1853-1890) has left us numerous other still life paintings, especially vases of flowers. Here are some of his flower paintings, less famous than the Sunflowers, but as wonderful as them. This is the kind of paintings that I would decorate my home with.

A real genius, Vincent.

Vincent Van Gogh        

     

     

    

Courtesy Vincent Van Gogh and owners of the paintings

 

Flower Painters (1): Jan van Huysum January 31, 2010

Born and bred in Amsterdam, Van Huysum (1682-1749) established himself as one of the best flower painters in the Netherlands. He painted landscapes but was famous for creating painstakingly detailed and realistic flower and fruit still lifes, which commanded princely sums from a number of European royal courts. He was also something of an artistic pioneer, being the first to use light paints on an even lighter background.

 

© Painting Flowers on BBC

       

 

 
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