Poppies in Art

Inspired by my mini-series Spring in Serracines, which is where we now live, I wanted to see how many artists had chosen to draw poppies in their paintings. Either as the feature or as a sick-kick.. This is what I found. Or better – these are the best ones I found. My favourite? Mucha (of course!) and, strangely enough, Munch’s one. Although Klimt seems to be particularly interested in wild flowers…


Klimt’s meadows, in which poppies are a highlight


Matisse, above, and Warhol, below. Such passion!

monet vangogh poppies

Monet’s very famous painting (above) and Van Gogh’s lesser known painting, both an exuberance of poppies

munch boudin poppy painting

Look at how quaint Munch’s girl is, leaning awkwardly to take a closer look at those huge poppies. Boudin’s (on the right) are slightly more scattered… A true still life.


Two young girls (Mucha on the left and Emile Vernon on the right) in similar positions, very languidly enjoying the summer

tiffany poppy lamp

Tiffany! Isn’t this lamp gorgeous?!

vases van gogh stefan luchian poppies poppy flower

And of course, vases of poppies. All of them differently painted but all of them very colourful and detailed. I like Van Gogh’s – the one on the right – best.


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


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