Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904)


Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) was a French painter, best known for his group portraits and flower paintings. Although he was a contemporary of the impressionists, he practiced a more conservative style, which gave his work an almost photographic realism, and employed a shimmering, magical use of color. In his group portraits, he portrayed the many contemporary Parisian artists and writers who were his friends. His delicately realistic flower paintings, as well as his more stylized lithographs, strongly influenced later symbolist painters, such as Odilon Redon

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  1. Thank you dear Sue. I was also excited about these flower arrangements…xx Helga

    2011/06/28 at 7:05 pm

  2. I have attempted many still life of flowers etc Helga and always I am disappointed with how they turn out as they do not have ‘Life’ lol.. But these are beautiful.. x

    2011/06/28 at 3:16 pm