CHERRY BLOSSOMS



There is perhaps no one who would not admire the beauty of blooming trees in the spring. Artists around the world are often inspired by this natural phenomenon, which is only seen once a year. This year, even Damien Hirst himself, a member of the YBA (Yougn British Artist) and one of the most famous and at the same time probably most earning artists of these days, presented paintings with this motif.


Cherry blossoms. For some kitsch for others something that can match the Sistine Madonna with its perfection. The most important moment comes when deciding how to approach this motif. Hirst's pointillism and impressionism combined with action painting portray the motif as something that does not remain in place but moves forward and has some development. Simply puts it lives and eventually dies. It is a capture of nature in its natural movement in all colors which an insufficiently trained eye cannot even capture.


The theme of death is Hirst's hallmark. He has been researching and interpreting this phenomenon to the world through his works from the very beginning of his career. Many of us will remember his work "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living", when he presented a tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde in a vitrine.


Hirst himself speaks of this cycle of paintings on his website as an intensive research of painting as such which he immersed himself in two years ago. In addition to a few of these canvases, you can even see the creative process he recorded online on the artist's Instagram.




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