The Still Life offers us a long tradition of celebrating beautiful objects, textures, aromas, tastes, and creative composition. One of the most cherished subjects is uplifting, colorful, fragrant and joyful. It is simply the bouquet of flowers.

"Painting is done to decorate walls. So it should be as rich as possible. For me a picture . . . should be something likeable, joyous, and pretty—yes, pretty." —Pierre-Auguste Renoir