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Monday, 20 July 2015 11:17

The Denver Art Museum Showcases 19th-Century French Floral Still-Life Paintings

Vincent van Gogh's 'Flowers in a Blue Vase,' circa 1889-1890. Vincent van Gogh's 'Flowers in a Blue Vase,' circa 1889-1890. Wikipedia

On July 19, the Denver Art Museum opened In Bloom: Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, the centerpiece exhibition for a campus-wide summer celebration. In Bloom explores the development of 19th-century French floral still-life painting, and features about 60 paintings by world-renowned French artists Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh and others. On view through Oct. 11, 2015, In Bloom is a ticketed exhibition, and free for museum members.

The colorful exhibition demonstrates how a traditional genre was reinvented by 19th-century artists, as the art world's focus was shifting to modernism.

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