“Perhaps You’d Like to Buy a Flower”
Paintings and drawings of flowers by Balthus, Piet Mondrian, Gerhild Diesner, Leon Reisener, Odilon Redon, Edouard Vuillard, Felix Ziem and others.
at Jill Newhouse Gallery
June 30 - July 29, 2022
Monday - Thursday 10 - 5 pm; Fridays 10 - 3
Closed July 1st and 4th
Artists of all periods have been drawn to depicting flowers, using their natural variety of form as a basis for experimentation with line and color. As varied as the flowers themselves, these artworks reveal so much about the artists and their different worlds.
The title of this show is a poem by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) whose written works echo the aesthetics of the artists included here. Her poems were published posthumously in 1890 just as the painters in our exhibition were coming to their artistic maturity.
Perhaps you'd like to buy a flower?
But I could never sell.
If you would like to borrow
Until the daffodil
Unties her yellow bonnet
Beneath the village door,
Until the bees, from clover rows
Their hock and sherry draw,
Why, I will lend until just then,
But not an hour more!