The unfurling of new leaves, the many colours of blossoming flowers and the proliferation of new life in spring provides artists with endless inspiration to fuel their work, which you can find here in our Spring artwork catalogue. This perennial subject has always featured in the visual arts, beginning from the cave paintings of ancient times that would welcome the new life of spring after the harshness of winter. These days, contemporary artists are working in exciting ways to breathe new life into these works, creating everything from paintings to photography.
Some of the most important artworks relating to spring originate from the Renaissance period. Botticelli’s Primavera is one such obvious example, a large panel painting that depicts figures from classical mythology gathered in a garden in bloom. Interestingly, this painting has provoked much controversy in its interpretation, with art historians unable to decide on a clear narrative or meaning. However, most agree that the central theme is the lush growth of spring, a topic that persists in contemporary art and that can be found in The Spring Catalogue.
Fast-forward to the 20th Century and the same preoccupation with the turning seasons is still observable. Take German artist Franz von Stuck, for example, who worked to humanise each of the seasons in a similar way to Botticelli. His 1902 painting The Spring depicts a woman in Art Nouveau style, with flowing hair and bouquets of flowers to symbolise the growth of the new season.
Within The Spring Collection, there is a wide variety of artworks produced in different styles and media. Make use of our search filters to narrow down according to your interests and find the perfect artwork to add to your collection. Whether you’re just taking your first steps in the art collecting world or already know the ropes, we’re on hand for any advice you may need.
Kerry Day is a British-based artist creating contemporary botanical prints. Her artwork is made with thick, clearly defined lines and bright colours, creating an almost cartoon-like style that jumps right out at you. We love the bright feel of her art that celebrates the beauty of plants, expressing an undeniable sense of optimism.
Interested in a more abstract take on The Spring Catalogue? Take a look at Naoko Paluszak, a Japanese artist who now lives and works in the United States. These are not your typical floral paintings – using broad and sweeping brushstrokes and an evocative colour palette, Naoko creates artwork that toes the line between figurative and abstract. These pieces are a perfect example of how modern artists are approaching the genre in fresh and exciting ways.
If you’d prefer to get your hands on some photography, then Paul Coghlin makes an excellent choice. This English artist, who grew up in the beautiful natural surroundings of England’s New Forest, takes nature as a central subject in his work. With astounding detail, he captures some of the symmetry, texture and patterns that can be found upon close examination of flowers. In this way, Paul manages to create a sense of abstraction in his work, focusing primarily on the geometry of the flower.