Dandelions in Art, Part 2 of 2~

“Taraxacum officinale, the dandelion or common dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant, well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver-tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
The common dandelion grows in temperate regions of the world in areas with moist soils. It is most often considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but the leaves, flowers, and roots are sometimes used in herbal medicine and as food.”
~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

The Dandelion

O dandelion, rich and haughty,
King of village flowers!
Each day is coronation time,
You have no humble hours.
I like to see you bring a troop
To beat the blue-grass spears,
To scorn the lawn-mower that would be
Like fate’s triumphant shears.
Your yellow heads are cut away,
It seems your reign is o’er.
By noon you raise a sea of stars
More golden than before.
~Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/vachel-lindsay

10. Happy, Happy It Is To Be, illustration by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop (1891-1980)
https://www.bellusfineart.com/artists/dorothy-pulis-lathrop/
From Walter de la Mare’s Down-Adown-Derry, published 1922, Constable & Co. Ltd, London
https://archive.org/details/downadownderrybo00delauoft/page/58/mode/2up

11. “Certainly, I am a little wild,” remarked Danny Dandelion, illustration by T. Benjamin Faucett (1884-1966)
http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2013/03/ink-slinger-profiles-t-benjamin-faucett.html
From Frolicsome Flowers:They See the Wonderful Rajah Rug, written and illustrated by
T. Benjamin Faucett, published 1924, A. L. Burt, New York

https://50watts.com/filter/forgotten-illustrator/Frolicsome-Flowers-of-Evil

12. The Dandelion (Study for Hide-and-Seek), 1939, by Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Tchelitchew
Gouache and watercolor on colored paper / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/36474

13. Une Costume ‘Pisenlit’ pour le ballet ‘Tristan Fou, 1944, by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/dali/bio-dali/
Mixed media and collage on paper / Private collection
https://www.artnet.com/artists/salvador-dal%C3%AD/une-costume-pisenlit-pour-le-ballet-tristan-fou-0JOFE2LX4QngtRB1iuvBg2

14. Dandelions, 1945, by Kate Neufeld (1905-2004)
Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online~ bit.ly/3GZuDjF
Linoleum cut / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1945.66

15. Dandelions, 1985, by Yayoi Kusama (born 1929)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama
Lithograph / Edition of 100, Various collections
https://www.artnet.com/auctions/artists/yayoi-kusama/dandelions

16. Dandelion Floor Lamp, 2003, by Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti
http://www.deepdesign.it/en/studio/biography/
Varnished sheet metal and polycarbonate / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/120852
Image: https://raffaellamangiarotti.com/Dandelion

17. Dandelion Eye, 2009, by Sylvia Fein (born 1919)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Fein
Egg tempera on board / Collection of the artist
https://hyperallergic.com/529354/sylvia-fein-matrix-275-bampfa-berkeley/

18. Dandelions, 2011, by David Hockney (born 1937)
https://www.thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/chronology
iPad drawing printed on paper / Archeus/Post-Modern Ltd., London, UK
https://www.archeus.com/artists/art-for-sale/dandelions-david-hockney?

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Monday, January 16th: Dandelions in Art, Part 1 of 2
https://schristywolfe.com/2023/01/16/dandelions-in-art-part-1-of-2/

 

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