Spring is here early in my neck of the woods. Actually a bit shocked that not only are the daffodils halfway out of the ground, and a month early at that, but noticed some tulips poking out of the garden as well! I'm not complaining, mind you, but suprised in a delightful way!
Sharing a tulip painting that I don't think has ever been added to my blog before.
As an admirer of many different eras, certain styles, and fashion/design, one has always particularly stood out for me, and that would be the Art Nouveau period.
Several artists and craftspersons I'm taken with from the Art Nouveau era, (the late 19th to early 20th century), would include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Louis Comfort Tiffany, William Morris, Aubrey Beardsly, Gustav Klimt, and Alphonse Mucha.
It was a time when creative types all over Europe were reacting to the Academic period during the 19th century by creating work and objets d'art that contained a more organic flavour and flair. A lot of influence for the Art Nouveau movement came from Japan, too.
Probably what I admire best from the Art Nouveau period would be the flowing lines and the floral/plant motifs, (Ginko leaves and dragonflies come to mind), that were displayed not only in paintings, but in architecture, jewelry, interior design, and even everyday household items .
So in essence, that's what inspired this painting of a Morning Glory. Some more exaggerated flow and curviness in the forms than you might actually see in the natural world.