Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse
A stunning exhibition of French 19th century flower painting is now on view at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts next spring. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse showcases 60 floral still lifes. Two large oil paintings by Antoine Berjon Fruit and Flowers in a Wicker Basket and Bouquet of Lilies and Roses in a Basket on a Chiffonier, have been lent by the Musee des Beaux Arts de Lyon and the Louvre, which is a great coup for this scarce and masterful Lyonnais painter in North America. Berjon’s genius and reputation, long championed by our firm over the past four decades (see here) has historically been hampered by the scarcity of his works. We applaud this joint venture between Dallas and Virginia in now taking the initiative to bring Berjon to a wider audience. French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse for more details see here.