This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close up of Flowers.
We visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C. last month. Near one of the entrances was a magnolia tree in bloom. We remarked that the blossoms looked like a painting. This is a photo of one of those blossoms.
After wandering around in the museum for about 75 minutes, we came across the painting Magnolia by Charles Walter Stetson. Stetson (1858 – 1911) painted Magnolia in 1895, using oil on canvas mounted on fiberglass.
Here is a closeup of the blossom in the painting.
These photos were all taken on June 14, 2019, with an Olympus TG-5.