“What I need most of all are flowers, always, always.”Impressionist painter and life-long gardener
Claude Monet, 1840-1926
The great Impressionists painters emerged in 1870s France. The group of painters are known for rejecting the strict rules of fine art and looking at the world through their art in new ways. Instead of realistic portraits in a studio these painters thought they could use the fleeting nature of the light from the sun in front of their subjects outside. This brought about more awareness of light and colour. The brushwork became quick and in short dabs to depict light and sun.
The painters Camille Pissarro, Henri Matisse and Paul Cézanne used little touches of pure colour, their individual brush strokes blending together to produce the colour they desired when their completed work was viewed from a certain distance. This was the inspiration of Monsieur Henri Delbard in creating new roses that blended several colours almost like a hand painted rose. The end result is a range of magnificent roses that almost look unreal they are so beautiful in their colours.
Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Maurice Utrillo, Paul Cezanne are the Delbard roses named after Impressionist painters. There are also other roses that look like impressionist painted roses in this range such as La Vien Rose, Mitsouko, Guy Savoy, Grimaldi and Pink Intuition.
Winter 2019, I have planted the remaining Delbard Painters selection not previously planted until now. I hope to be able to add more photos of Mitsouko, Grimaldi, Guy Savoy, Pink Intuition and Henri Matisse very soon. Bring on spring.
Words and Images Di Baker 2019