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Museums feature spring flower exhibitions

by webdev

April 18, 2011

Each spring, tourists descend upon the Netherlands to view stunning displays of spring flowers. This year, in addition to seeing the live tulips and other flowers, two museums in Amsterdam are featuring paintings of Dutch floral art.

Several floral paintings by the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh will be displayed at the Van Gogh museum this spring. They include "Small Pear Tree in Blossom" (1888) and "Almond Blossom" (1890).

The museum is also featuring an exhibit of Pablo Picasso paintings that flower lovers may appreciate.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Van Gogh Museum is offering a special combined ticket with the Netherlands' popular Keukenhof garden, located just south of Amsterdam. The park features millions of tulips and other spring blooms for flower enthusiasts and others to enjoy.

In addition, the garden will combine live flowers with art through a floral mural representation of Van Gogh's "Self Portrait with Felt Hat" (1887) from April 21-25.
Visitors to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum Schiphol between now and September 5 can also enjoy floral-inspired art through the museum's "Dutch Flowers" exhibit which features various floral paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. Beginning in the 1600s, these types of paintings were displayed in homes as a way to showcase flowers without the high cost of real floral displays.

The good news for flower lovers everywhere is that displaying live blooms in the home is now affordable enough for many people. A professional florist can often help recommend blossoms that will meet your artistic and budget requirements.


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