Camille Pissarro, Autumn Poplars, Eragny, 1894, Denver Art Museum, Denver
Camille Pissarro is often regarded as one of the "fathers of Impressionism", an aesthetic movement of the second half of the 19th century. Impressionist artists sought to capture the changing effects of light on their canvases. Pissarro often worked outdoors, especially in his garden in Eragny.
This painting, with its many shades of red and green, brings nature to life. The poplars, with their slender, undulating trunks, seem to dance. The delicate appearance of the briza media brings grace to our bouquet. In the centre of the canvas, the tallest and baldest tree gives off an impression of lightness. Similarly, the delicate Chinese reeds and amaranths emerge from our floral composition in an airy manner. The painter's speckled brushstrokes allow us to feel the melodious rustling of the leaves in the light breeze. A discreet breeze passing through your home will be enough to animate the Italian ruscus of the bouquet, like the vaporous clouds that seem to run across the painted sky. The low sun, characteristic of autumn light, creates shadows that stretch across the green grass. Observe how the canvas and the bouquet immortalise an impression. In the bouquet you can see different white wax flowers, just as you can see the brushstrokes of many colours in the painting.
The similarities between the floral composition and the art of Pissarro will allow you to feel the sweetness of the Indian summer. A moment of contemplation suspends time; a chance for everyone to listen to nature whispering in our ears.
Aquarelle's artisan florists and the Ecole du Louvre have collaborated to create a capsule collection of flower bouquets inspired by the works of art of the master painters.
In the same way that a painter uses canvas, paint brushes and paints for their creation, our florists have conceived and composed the bouquets of the collection with a fresh floral colour palette.
They apply the same approach, using similar gestures to create a unique and personal creation.
The aim? To put art at the heart of the everyday, in order to discover or rediscover paintings through bouquets which translate the colours, style and spirit of the artwork.
Instructions for care
How to keep cut flowers fresh
- Cut the tie surrounding the stems
- Clean the stems, removing any leaves that will be immersed in water.
- Trim the stems according to the height of your vase.
- Fill the vase with fresh water.
- Add the sachet of plant food provided.
- Change the water and trim the stems every 2 days