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“Redouté Still Life”

Thank you: Mrs. Jessup’s 1st Grade Class

Value: Floral Keepsake

French artists Matisse and Redouté shared a love of color and a rich respect for the tradition of still-life painting. One gave us lush compositions packed with florals and another dense patterns and flattened perspectives. Ms. Jessup’s 1st grade class imagined what might happen if these two artists created work together. Students constructed hand-painted paper flowers in a Matisse-like style, then arranged in a Redouté-like fashion, resulting in a contemporary take on a timeless tradition.