Blossoms & Awakenings
Floral still life paintings are one of art history’s most time-honored and popular genres. In Western art, flora has been imbued with personal, cultural and religious significance, manifesting indications of Spring, rebirth, hope and the ephemeral nature of human life. With rich symbolism, a rose is associated with love and passion, trees with knowledge and spiritual nourishment and white flowers with purity.
New moments infuse flora's timeless subject with new meaning. Going into this Spring season, optimistically emerging from a worldwide pandemic, we at David Benrimon Fine Art are bringing natural beauty into a time of darkness. Burgeoning and flourishing flowers symbolize regeneration and rebirth - themes resonating across all nations and societies at this very moment. Our virtual exhibition, Blossoms and Awakenings, online from May 5th to June 5th, brings together a range of original works and prints with flower motifs from the last century to investigate how blooming botanical elements inspire our collective regrowth. We are thrilled to include iconic paintings by Jonas Wood, Takashi Murakami, Marc Quinn and Yayoi Kusama and prints by Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Joan Mitchell and David Hockney, among others, whose roses, irises, water lilies, hibiscus flowers, palms, sunflowers and tulips impart the blossoming energy of Spring to us all.