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Masterpieces in bloom at VMFA’s ‘Art of the Flower’

The VMFA’s newest exhibit appreciates the beauty — and explores the deeper meaning — of floral still-life paintings.

“Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” opens Saturday at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

“Floral still lifes are not only beautiful, they are profound,” said Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon curator and head of European Art at the VMFA.

Read the story on the Richmond Times-Dispatch.