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Everything Coming Up Roses At 'In Bloom' Denver Art Museum Exhibit

DENVER (CBS4)- Everything is coming up roses at the Denver Art Museum with its In Bloom exhibit. And peonies, daffodils and daises.

"It was a century that loved nature and that particularly took it as a subject of exploration," said Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture Angelica Daneo.

In Bloom, Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism, demonstrates how a traditional genre was reinvented by nineteenth-century artists like Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, and others.

'In Bloom': Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism
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"Revealed a freshness and spontaneity that in a way was not the focus of the earlier pieces," said Daneo.

The exhibit features more than 60 paintings from history's most influential painters.

PHOTO GALLERY: In Bloom at the Denver Art Museum

"They indulged in every single petal and every single stem but that tradition was refreshed in a way in the 19th Century by the impressionists that took on this genre with a new light," said Daneo.

'In Bloom': Painting Flowers in the Age of Impressionism
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But it's not only paintings that visitors will experience.

"They will find flowers," said Daneo as she demonstrated different floral bouquets throughout the exhibit and a special room that brings the visitor into Monet's garden.

The In Bloom exhibit runs from July 19 to Oct. 11 at the Denver Art Museum.

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