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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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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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Wine Drinking in a Spring Garden, ca. 1430. Iran, possibly Tabriz. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Cora Timken Burnett Collection of Persian Miniatures and Other Persian Art Objects, Bequest of Cora Timken Burnett, 1956 (57.51.24) #spring

Wine Drinking in a Spring Garden | Islamic

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Louis Félix de La Rue (French, 1731–1765). Spring. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.1079(13)) #spring

Louis Félix de La Rue | Spring

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Henry Ward Ranger (American, 1858–1916). Spring Woods, ca. 1895–1900. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of George A. Hearn, 1906 (06.1293) #spring

Henry Ward Ranger | Spring Woods

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Vase with Peaches and Pomegranates. Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95). 18th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917 (17.120.194) #spring

Vase with Peaches and Pomegranates | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)

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Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1599–1652). Landscapes, Figures, and Flowers, dated 1618–1622. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of Far Eastern Art Gifts, 1985 (1985.121a–l) #spring

Chen Hongshou | Landscapes, Figures, and Flowers | China | Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

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House of Lanvin (French, founded 1889). Picture hat, ca. 1985. 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 Lady Emilia Dreher Armstrong, 1991 (2009.300.2246a, b) #spring

House of Lanvin | Picture hat

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Arthur B. Davies (American, 1862–1928). Spring. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of A. W. Bahr, 1958 (58.21.24) #spring

Arthur B. Davies | Spring

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Anonymous, French, 19th century. Girl with a Flower Pot. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1911 (11.66.16) #spring

Anonymous, French, 19th century | Girl with a Flower Pot

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A Grasshopper and a Bee. Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Catherine G. Curran, 2008 (2008.425) #spring

Anonymous, Dutch, 17th century | A Grasshopper and a Bee

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