Walking through the National Gallery in London is one of life’s great free pleasures. If you live in London that is. While there, what you tend to overhear most are people proclaiming, “now this one, is REALLY famous”. The truth is, they kind of all are, but some rooms definitely impress more. Room 45 is a case in point: containing a array of plant art rendered by some megastars of post-impressionism, it’s hard not to feel star-struck. Just thrilling.
Botanically inspired members of the room..
A Wheatfield, with Cypresses 1889, Vincent van Gogh
Long Grass with Butterflies 1890, Vincent van Gogh
Sunflowers 1888, Vincent van Gogh
Surprised! 1891, Henri Rousseau
Avenue at Chantilly 1888, Paul Cézanne
Landscape with Poplars about 1885-7, Paul Cézanne
The Avenue at the Jas de Bouffan 1868-70, possibly later, Paul Cézanne
Still Life with Mangoes about 1891-6, Paul Gauguin
A Vase of Flowers 1896, Paul Gauguin