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The Splendor of Spring

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ―Pablo Neruda


The Splendor of Spring

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Torii Kiyotsune (Japanese, active ca. 1757–1779). The Actor Iwai Hanshirō IV as Sakura Hime, the Cherry Princess, 1767. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Rogers Fund, 1949 (JP3096) #spring #asianart100

Torii Kiyotsune | The Actor Iwai Hanshirō IV as Sakura Hime, the Cherry Princess | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868)

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Tang Yin (Chinese, 1470–1524). Bamboo in a Spring Thunderstorm. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Edward Elliott Family Collection, Douglas Dillon Gift, 1988 (1988.394.1) #spring #AsianArt100

Tang Yin | Bamboo in a Spring Thunderstorm | China | Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

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After Chen Chun (Chinese, 1483–1544). Garden Flowers, dated 1540. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1986 (1986.266.1a–u) #spring #AsianArt100

After Chen Chun | Garden Flowers | China | Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

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Thomas Doughty (American, 1793–1856). Spring Landscape, ca. 1853–56. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of George F. Shelton and Mrs. F. H. Markoe, in memory of their father, Theodore B. Shelton, 1917 (17.66) #spring

Thomas Doughty | Spring Landscape

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Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820). Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: “Offering Incense to the Deity of the Stone” (Yōgōishi), from the series History of Kamakura (Kamakura shi), early to mid-1810s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2035) #spring #AsianArt100

Kubo Shunman | Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: “Offering Incense to the Deity of the Stone” (Yōgōishi), from the series History of Kamakura (Kamakura shi) | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868)

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, 1890. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1993, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (1993.400.4) #spring

Vincent van Gogh | Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase

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Teisai Hokuba (Japanese, 1771–1844). Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Swallows and Peonies, ca. 1820. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2362) | The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one syllable verse), inscribed on surimono prints usually include felicitous imagery connected with spring.

Teisai Hokuba | Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Swallows and Peonies | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946). Hat, 1914–20. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Elizabeth A. Tilson, 1975 (1975.303.2)

House of Lanvin | Hat | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935). Early Landscape, 1914. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.70.60)

Charles Demuth | Early Landscape | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ryūgetsusai Shinkō (Japanese, active 1810s). Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 2: Young Woman with a Birdcage, 1810s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2156) | The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one syllable verse), inscribed on surimono prints usually include felicitous imagery connected with spring.

Ryūgetsusai Shinkō | Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 2: Young Woman with a Birdcage | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Ma Lin (Chinese, ca. 1180– after 1256). Orchids, second quarter of the 13th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of The Dillon Fund, 1973 (1973.120.10) | This work is featured in our “The Art of the Chinese Album” exhibition on view through March 29, 2015.

Ma Lin | Orchids | China | Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Edgar Degas (French, 1834–1917). A Woman Seated beside a Vase of Flowers (Madame Paul Valpinçon?), 1865. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.128) #spring

Copy after Xuanzong (Chinese, born 1398, r. 1426–35). Spring Play in a Tang Garden, 18th century. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.18.9) #spring

Édouard Manet (French, 1832–1883). Peonies, 1864–65. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Joan Whitney Payson, 1975 (1976.201.16) #spring

Édouard Manet | Peonies | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). A View of Late Spring at Masaki, 1831. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936 (JP2459) #spring

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Roses, 1890. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Gift of Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg, 1993, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (1993.400.5) #spring

Vincent van Gogh | Roses | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Daniel Cottier & Company. Spring, ca. 1873–85. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Estate of Virginia Guard Brooks and the Guard family, 2007 (2007.43) #spring

Anonymous, French, 20th century. Frieze with Ornamental Bracket Holding a Vase with Floral Arrangement, ca. 1910–1929. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1964 (The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1964) #spring

Dirck van Rijswijck (Dutch, 1596–1679). Floral still-life, 1662. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Howard Bayne and Rogers Funds, 1986 (1986.21) #spring

Teisai Hokuba (Japanese, 1771–1844). Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Sparrows and Dandelions, ca. 1820. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2364) | The poems inscribed on the prints usually include felicitous imagery connected with spring, which in the lunar calendar begins on the first day of the first month. #spring

Yoshitarō Kamakura (Japanese). Butterflies and Cherry Blossoms, 20th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Takami Sugiura and Yoshitarō Kamakura, 1979 (1979.459.3) #spring

Edward Penfield (American, 1866–1925). HARPER'S / / MAY, 1899. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Museum Accession, transferred from the Library, 1957 (57.627.9(48)) #spring

Edward Penfield | HARPER'S / MAY | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Floral print, ca.1795. British. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William Sloane Coffin, 1926 (26.265.103) #spring

Floral print | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919). Bouquet of Chrysanthemums, 1881. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Collection, Bequest of Walter H. Annenberg, 2002 (2003.20.10) | Renoir felt that he had greater freedom to experiment in still lifes than in figure paintings. "When I paint flowers, I feel free to try out tones and values and worry less about destroying the canvas". #spring

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Bouquet of Chrysanthemums

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Elsa Schiaparelli, (Italian, 1890–1973). Necklace, 1938. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 1955 (2009.300.1236) | Most likely, Schiaparelli took inspiration from Botticelli's painting "Primavera," in particular his personification of the season in the goddess of spring Flora. #spring

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Necklace

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