The Splendor of Spring

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


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Jacket for a Theatrical Costume. Qing dynasty (1644–1911). 18th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David M. Levitt, by exchange, 1978 (1978.257) #spring

Jacket for a Theatrical Costume | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

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John William Casilear (American, 1811–1893). Lake George, 1857. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Maria DeWitt Jesup, from the collection of her husband, Morris K. Jesup, 1914 (15.30.64) #spring

John William Casilear | Lake George

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Martin Johnson Heade (1819–1904). Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.11) #spring

Martin Johnson Heade | Hummingbird and Apple Blossoms

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Cup with Decoration of Cherry Blossom and Brushwood Fence, Edo period (1615–1868). early 18th century.Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000 (2002.447.109) #spring

Cup with Decoration of Cherry Blossom and Brushwood Fence | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868)

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Odilon Redon (French, 1840–1916). Bouquet of Flowers, probably ca. 1905. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. George B. Post, 1956 (56.50)

Odilon Redon | Bouquet of Flowers

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Garden near Lucca, ca. 1910. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.81i)

John Singer Sargent | Garden near Lucca

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925). Two Girls on a Lawn, ca. 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Francis Ormond, 1950 (50.130.20)

John Singer Sargent | Two Girls on a Lawn

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Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770). Woman Admiring Plum Blossoms at Night, Edo period (1615–1868). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1929 (JP1506) #spring

Suzuki Harunobu | Woman Admiring Plum Blossoms at Night | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868)

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Attributed to Jean Pillement (French, 1728–1808). Floral Swags Framing an Empty Oval. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1970 (1970.736.41)

Attributed to Jean Pillement | Floral Swags Framing an Empty Oval

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Lenox, Incorporated (established 1889). Design drawing of flower buds and seedpods of floral capitals from loggia, Laurelton Hall, ca. 1900–15. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Lenox, Incorporated, 2006 (2006.428.1)

Lenox, Incorporated | Design drawing of flower buds and seedpods of floral capitals from loggia, Laurelton Hall | American

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George Cochran Lambdin (American, 1830–1896). Side of a Greenhouse, 1870–80 (?). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. J. Augustus Barnard, 1979 (1979.490.10)

George Cochran Lambdin | Side of a Greenhouse

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Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers, late 12th–14th century. Eastern Central Asia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1988 (1988.296)

Textile with Animals, Birds, and Flowers | Eastern Central Asia

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William Sidney Mount (American, 1807–1868). Long Island Farmhouses, 1862–63. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Louise F. Wickham, in memory of her father, William H. Wickham, 1928 (28.104) #spring

William Sidney Mount | Long Island Farmhouses

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Publisher: Wiener Werkstätte. Old Karlsbad: The Mill Spring, New Spring, and Theresa's Spring (Der Mühl-, Neu-Und-Theresienbrunnen in Alt-Karlsbad), 1909. Museum Accession, transferred from the Library (WW.195)

Unknown | Old Karlsbad: The Mill Spring, New Spring, and Theresa's Spring (Der Mühl-, Neu-Und-Theresienbrunnen in Alt-Karlsbad)

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Designer: Associated Artists (1883–1907). Sample, 1883–1900. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Boudinot Keith, 1928 (28.70.5) #spring

Associated Artists | Sample | American

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Tabula (Square) with the Head of Spring, 5th–7th century. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of George F. Baker, 1890 (90.5.848) #spring

Tabula (Square) with the Head of Spring | Coptic

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Michael Gatthi (mentioned 1653). Sweetmeat dish, ca. 1653. Hungarian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010 (2010.110.27) | Floral decoration was very popular on Hungarian goldsmiths’ work in the seventeenth century, culminating in the later years of this period with the use of large, swirling blossoms and foliage. #HungarianTreasure #spring

Michael Gatthi | Two-handled bowl | Hungarian, Kolozsvár

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Chalice, mid-15th century. Central European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010 (2010.109.7) | The flowers on this medieval chalice are formed by a delicate filigree enamel, a technique called modo transilvano, or in the Transylvanian fashion, acknowledging the birthplace of this decorative style. #HungarianTreasure #spring

Chalice | Central European

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Chalice, 1462. Central European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of The Salgo Trust for Education, New York, in memory of Nicolas M. Salgo, 2010 (2010.109.6) | The flowers on this medieval chalice are formed by a delicate filigree enamel, a technique called modo transilvano, or in the Transylvanian fashion, acknowledging the birthplace of this decorative style. #HungarianTreasure #spring

Chalice | Central European

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Floral Pendant with Drooping Petals, first half 17th century. Islamic. The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

Floral Pendant with Drooping Petals | Islamic

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Wendy Red Star (American, born 1981). Four Seasons Series (Spring), 2006. Crow. Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas (2014.06-2014.09) | This artwork is part of “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” on view now through May 10, 2015. #PlainsIndians

Wendy Red Star | Four Seasons Series (Spring) | Crow

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Floral Pendant with Upswept Petals, first half of the 17th century. Islamic.The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

Floral Pendant with Upswept Petals | Islamic

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Gauri Ragini: A Maiden Picking Blossoms from a Tree, Late 16th century. Islamic. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bequest of Edwin Binney, 3rd | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

Gauri Ragini: A Maiden Picking Blossoms from a Tree | Non-Islamic, Hindu

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A Floral Fantasy, first half of the 17th century. Islamic. Gursharan and Elvira Sidhu Collection, Seattle | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

A Floral Fantasy | Islamic

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Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Rapids on the Petite Creuse at Fresselines, 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.88) #spring

Claude Monet | Rapids on the Petite Creuse at Fresselines

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