Friday, June 19, 2015

Last weekend for VMFA's "The Art of the Flower"

Detail from Still Life, by Dutch painter Jan Van Os.
This weekend is the last weekend for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' popular "Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower" exhibit, which ends Sunday June 21, 2015. The exhibit focuses on French still life paintings of flowers from the 1700s through the middle of the 1900s.

Here's a pro tip that isn't on the rest of the tour: the starting point for the tradition of French still lifes covered by this exhibit originated in the Netherlands, and the VMFA has two fine Dutch still life paintings in their Baroque Room, one by Jan Davidsz De Heem and one by Jan Van Os (see detail above). Before you visit the Art of the Flower exhibit, visit the Jordan and Thomas A. Saunders III Baroque Galleries and check these paintings out.

If you haven't already caught this exhibit, this is the last weekend, so make a point of visitiing the VMFA this weekend.

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