The Art of the Flower: New Exhibit Coming to the VMFA

Not all of us have a terrible interest in art history or really even much knowledge of art, period, however, when the names Matisse, Van Gogh and Manet are thrown around- most of us know exactly who they are. Richmond has been the granted the honor of receiving a sizable collection of 19th century floral still-life paintings, which will include work from such venerable artists as: Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse.

“The exhibition (coming to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world.” The exhibit will feature 70 paintings by more than 30 artists. It opens to the public March 21 and runs to June 21. Tickets are $15.

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