Arrange Flowers Like a Pro—Starting With an Unlikely Inspiration

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Arrange Flowers Like a Pro—Starting With an Unlikely Inspiration

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ON A RECENT STICKY summer day, I treated myself to a trip to New York’s Neue Galerie, an elegant—and vigorously air-conditioned—jewel of a museum. I stumbled on an exhibit devoted to an artist unfamiliar to me, Richard Gerstle (1883-1908), considered by some to be Austria’s Vincent van Gogh. Until he took his life at 25, after a scandalous affair with the wife of composer Arnold Schoenberg, Gerstle painted prolifically in an expressionist style. While some of his self-portraits verge on disturbingly intense, his brush strokes loosened in his later work and he began painting en plein air. The resulting pieces seem…

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