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Flower Power! Floral Artworks For Your Collection

  • Jef Aerosol - Flowers
July 26, 2018
Andreja Velimirović is a passionate content writer with a knack for art and old movies. Majoring in art history, he is an expert on avant-garde modern movements and medieval church fresco decorations. Feel free to contact him via his Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreja-velimirovi%C4%87-74068a68/

Over the course of centuries, humans have used flowers as a manner of expressing a remarkabe range of emotions. By communicating our deepest and most intimate feelings, flowers became an intricate part of our lives – which, of course, includes visual arts as well.

Artists have attempted to capture the rich symbolism of flowers since the dawn of time, experimenting with the adaptable meanings of roses, irises, tulips, carnations and other visually stunning plants.

Depending on the context, a single flower strategically placed within an artwork could symbolically represent a vast number of themes – sexual urges, decay, chastity, promiscuity, passion, sorrow, grief, love, etc.

If the captivating power of flowers influenced you to consider adding a floral artwork or two to your collection, you’ve come to the right place – WideWalls has prepared a list of eleven jaw-dropping floral artworks currently on the market that would be fine additions to just about any collection out there.

Featured image: Jef Aerosol – Flowers. All images courtesy of their respective galleries.

  • Andy Warhol - Flowers (II.73), 1956

Andy Warhol - Flowers

Flowers (II.73) is one of only seven monumental-scale paintings from Andy Warhol’s famous Flowers series which the artist showed at sell-out exhibitions in New York in 1964 and in Paris in 1965.

Just like the case was with the rest of the screenprints from this series, Flowers (II.73) was also inspired by a photograph of hibiscus blossoms that appeared in the June 1964 issue of Popular Photography.

See more info about the work here.

  • Andy Warhol - Flowers, 1976

Andy Warhol - Flowers, 1976

Flowers from 1976 is another Andy Warhol work on this list and it depicts basically the same theme as the aforementioned screenprint. Only, for this piece, Andy used his second most favorite medium – polaroids.

Made twenty years after the initial Flowers series, this polaroid is a great floral work that also has a rich history and an interesting storyline behind it – just like all the other Warhol pieces out there.

See more info about the work here.

  • Arman - What Happened To The Flowers - Homage to Andy Warhol, 1970

Arman - What Happened To The Flowers - Homage to Andy Warhol

Arman is probably best known for his “accumulations” of vast quantities of the same object in sculptures and for the unique method of destructing and recomposing objects.

What Happened To The Flowers – Homage to Andy Warhol is a 1970 piece that perfectly illustrates the uniqueness of Arman’s technique.

This is a mixed media piece made in part from torn paper scraps of an Andy Warhol screenprint, all neatly tucked inside a plexiglass.

See more info about the work here.

  • Elly Smallwood - Hand Study with Flowers, 2016

Elly Smallwood - Hand Study with Flowers

A lot younger than previous entries on our list of available floral artworks, Hand Study with Flowers is an acrylic painting by Elly Smallwood. Created in 2016, this work saw the Canadian artist combine one of the most popular pictorial exercises with beautiful floral decorations.

See more info about the work here.

  • Jef Aerosol - Flowers

Jef Aerosol - Flowers

The only street artist to make it onto our today’s list, Jef Aerosol was always fond of incorporating floral elements into his artworks.

This particular piece is called Flowers and it was made by combining the techniques of stencil, spray painting and acrylic painting. It demonstrates both the narrative and visual qualities that placed Jef on the map of the street art’s elite.

See more info about the work here.

  • Jiang-Tie-Feng-Morning-Flowers-1989

Jiang Tie Feng - Morning Flowers

Jiang Tie Feng believes that behind each piece of art he creates stands a story and behind each story, there is a piece of art. Every image he makes must communicate a symbolic meaning to the viewer.

Morning Flowers, a serigraph on rice paper, encapsulates this artistic point of view to the fullest.

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  • Anya Spielman - EFFLORESCE, 2009

Anya Spielman - EFFLORESCE

Anya Spielman has a particularly unusual way of creating art. She works on up to forty paintings at the same time, moving back and forth between them as the works begin to take form.

Her EFFLORESCE was made that way, a great work of art that’s just on the verge of becoming a piece of abstraction, but the evident floral elements prevent it from doing so.

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  • Fernand Leger - La femme et la fleur, 1954

Fernand Leger - La femme et la fleur

Working in Paris during the height of Cubism, Fernand Léger’s iconic style had an emphasis placed on primary colors and rounded, massive forms.

Even at their most abstract, Léger’s subjects were easier to recognize than the rigorous Cubist dissections and La femme et la fleur is a great example of the results Leger’s withholdment from abstraction could yield.

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  • Deborah Claxton - Floral Mandala, 1999

Deborah Claxton - Floral Mandala

Primarily known for images which resemble oil paintings, Deborah Claxton is an American artist who creates artwork made out of small pieces of paper pierced or glued onto a board.

Floral Mandala is a hand-cut paper collage that’s a fantastic example of this unique technique and it’s also one of the most characteristic floral pieces on this list.

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  • Julia Benz - PETIT FLEURY

Julia Benz - PETIT FLEURY

PETIT FLEURY is a great mix of artistic mediums as Julia Benz used acrylic, ink, oil and spray paint to make it. Fantastic and atmospheric, this piece would make a great fit with any floral-based collection out there.

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  • Babeth Montagnier - Offrande Petites fleurs 4072

Babeth Montagnier - Offrande Petites Fleurs

Élisabeth Montagnier, better known by her artistic alias of Babeth Montagnier, is a French photographer who specializes in photographic prints.

Offrande Petites fleurs 4072 is her best currently available work of that kind, and a true marvel of unique floral art.

See more info about the work here.