Flower, Oil on canvas 27 3/5 × 31 1/2 in – 70 × 80 cm (2000)
Gallery70 is happy to present a group show featuring artworks that present flowers and plants in full blooming. we embark in this beginning of 2022 with the positive energy and drive inspired by our artists.
[…] In nature, flowers have a simple purpose: reproduction. With bright petals and beautiful scents, they lure insects to their pollen-filled centers to facilitate the plant’s fertilization and survival. Over millions of years, flowering plants have evolved into around 400,000 species, producing blooms of different shapes and colors that compete with one another for the attention of butterflies, ants, and bees.
Blossoms contain a type of objective beauty, attracting humans with their harmonious colors, soft curves, and symmetrical forms. People have long imbued flowers with personal, cultural, and religious significance.
And creatives have been drawn to them for their evocative qualities, too. Over the centuries, artists have captured the rich symbolism of flowers, tracing the changing meanings of roses, irises, tulips, carnations, and more. Depending on the context, a single flower can represent reproduction or decay, purity or promiscuity, love or hardship—or nothing more than a pile of petals
Extracted by Sarah Gottesman “A Brief History of Flowers in Western Art