Poppies in Vase by Pierre Bonnard
Pink Azalea - Chinese Vase by William Merritt Chase
Vase of Flowers by Odilon Redon
Dahlias in Vase by Henri Fantin Latour
So, looking at ceramics has led me to looking at paintings of flowers in vases. These are some of my favorites. I found them on Herbarium. Every Monday our local movie theater shows Big Movies for Little Kids. Littlest Pheasant and I try and go to every one. This week was the loveliest Swedish animated film called Leanna in Monet's Garden. It was about a young girl's experience looking and visiting Monet's garden and art. This little film made my heart ache. You see, art school attempted to stomp out my teenage love for impressionism (I know, I know so cliche, all round). But watching this little character so clearly love Monet's work brought me back to a very special time in my life. It reminded me how painting once completely enthralled my younger self. Painting and all it's forms, techniques, history, politics and theories has always been close to me...it took this little animation to reawaken it. I wish I was a more eloquent writer to express how I felt - other than a melancholia that felt so sweet.