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Max Denison Pender: Flowers

Following on from the success of his debut presentation at the gallery, Max Denison Pender is holding an exhibition of six flower paintings at the Richard Green Gallery, from 23rd – 27th May, in celebration of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This opulent group of oil paintings was inspired by the classical flowerpieces in the Richard Green Gallery collection, which features exceptional works from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

The elegance of Henri Fantin-Latour can be seen to inform the palette and pose of the full, white roses against olive green in Denison-Pender’s Tied, which combines a realistic observation of nature with a delight in the tactile qualities of paint. In the foreground of Iliffe Yard stands a bountiful bouquet of heavy-headed coral peonies, evoked, like Pierre-Auguste Renoir, with whirls and eddies of rapid brushwork, the vitality of the painting enhanced by the diagonal cascade of the arrangement, which leads our eye from the richly coloured, sculptural flowers to the sunlit courtyard beyond. A glorious profusion of wildflowers in Meadow, recalls the riotous abundance of Cedric Morris, artfully moving the eye around the canvas with brilliant colour and a virtuosic rapidity of execution.

These bold, sensuous still life paintings will be on display at Richard Green, 33 New Bond Street, London, before Max embarks on his next adventure.


Max Denison Pender: Flowers

33 New Bond Street

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