Cedric Morris: May Flowering Irises No. 2 (1935)

Cedric Morris,(1889-1982), May Flowering Irises No. 2, 1935, Oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (65 x 54 cm), Image Source: Philip Mould and Co

“By 1935, when this work was painted, Morris’s fascination with irises had firmly taken hold. He established a studio in the garden where he would sit and paint his flower subjects for days on end, and one ex-student, Joan Warburton, poignantly reminisced how ‘to go in there quietly when Cedric was painting the favourite of all his flowers, Irises, was a revelation.’[2] Morris’s thorough understanding of the iris is evident in the present work which explores each flower individually, using colour and texture to give them mood and personality.”

Philip Mould and Co

Thanks for Visiting 🙂


20 Comments Add yours

    1. I love this one, too, Luisa! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. All together wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

      1. You are very welcome!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful! Flowers can be mesmerizing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I love everything about this one. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jim W. says:


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for visiting, Jim. ❤️🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Many thanks for this, and so many other, inspiring posts. I love discovering, new artists, new artworks and the beautiful music your posts uncover.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I love finding new artists, too, Yvonne. So many paintings, so little time! Thanks for your kind words. 🙂


  5. Thanks for the introduction to Cedric Morris, whom I’d not heard of. I did, however, recognize the Philip Mould in your links; he’s one of the two people who host the television series “Fake or Fortune,” of which we’ve watched numerous episodes.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I LOVE “Fake or Fortune” – a mix of history, art, and a little drama. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Steve. 🙂


  6. rothpoetry says:

    Seems odd that he has all those spots on the petals.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m not a botanist, but I did wonder what all that texture was about…lol. Odd, indeed! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    Cedric Morris hugely influential …including I believe the great Maggie Hambling.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s