Pelargonium and Matisse ,brother gardener and Van Gogh

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Botanical garden in Leiden was the first garden in Europe to grow geraniums.Later the name pelargonium was introduced,after Greek name for stork-this plant forms stork-like seed heads. Most of home grown pelargoniums today are cultivars ,in many colors, shapes and with interesting fragrances possible ,developed in more as 400 years since the plant arrived in Europe, spreading from botanical gardens to gardens and homes, I guess even to artists studios,capturing attention of the greatest masters.What a view into history of art do these painted geraniums bring together with the eternal smell of hot summers,blue shades,some fragrant broken geranium leaves and memory of a boy to become a gardener …………………….. 

Artist Henri Matisse

Rembrandt Peale, Rubens Peale with a Geranium, 1801, from:

Geranium in a Flowerpot  - Vincent van Gogh

Artist: Vincent van Gogh


P. graveolens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Pelargonium
About 200:
Pelargonium asperum
Pelargonium capitatum (L.) L’Hér. ex Aiton
Pelargonium cotyledonis
Pelargonium cucullatum
Pelargonium drummondii
Pelargonium graveolens
Pelargonium grossularioides
Pelargonium insularis
Pelargonium littorale
Pelargonium peltatum
Pelargonium quercifolium(L. f.) L’Hér. ex Aiton
Pelargonium radens
Pelargonium rodneyanum
Pelargonium scabrum
Pelargonium sidoides
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium vitifolium
Pelargonium ×domesticum L.H. Bailey (pro sp.)
Pelargonium ×hortorum L.H. Bailey (pro sp.)
Pelargonium ×nervosum Sweet
et al.


By Tamara Jare

Slovenian contemporary figurative painter.
Art is life. Contemporary figurative painting. Oil on canvas. Love colors.
Slovenian artist Tamara Jare specializes in figurative oil painting on canvas. Her paintings are defined by vibrant colors, be it still life, landscape or portrait. Tamara Jare artworks have been exhibited at curated art shows in United States, Italy and Slovenia.
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