Spring Comes Early to Haynes Galleries During “For the Love of Flowers" Vignette Shows Through March 26, 2016

NASHVILLE— Through the end of March floral-themed vignette shows are on display at Haynes Galleries. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition of Susan Van Campen’s watercolor still lifes, “A Symphony of Color,” the vignettes explore several different approaches to floral art.

In “Arts & Antiques” genuine antique furniture and wares meet fine art. Paintings from Yin Yong Chun, Patricia Wright and Milixa Morón that feature historic and culturally significant objects like blue & white Chinese porcelain hang above an in-gallery installation of quality antiques. It’s like stepping into one of the paintings when visiting this special grouping.

The artistic union of the human form and flowers are on display in “Figures & Flowers.” Oil paintings and watercolors by gallery favorites like Lynn Sanguedolce, Stephen Scott Young, Ellen Cooper and more reveal the different ways contemporary Realists use flowers in their figural art. Whether used as a symbolic accessory or a romantic adornment, the flowers in this vignette highlight the artistic range of the flower.

The floral still life is one of art history’s most beloved and historically important genres. For centuries artists have been using arrangements of flowers to tell larger stories. The tradition continues in “For The Love of Flowers,” a vignette of floral still lifes from several gallery artists. From a lone yellow rose in a glass vase to a full bouquet of bright zinnias, this grouping is a visual and poetic feast.

With these diverse vignettes, guests will get a comprehensive look at contemporary flower imagery and feel like they’re walking through the garden all at the same time.