Une fleur

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Une fleur
Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922) - Reclining nude,1887.png
ArtistVlaho Bukovac
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions127 cm × 97 cm (50 in × 38 in)
LocationPrivate collection

Une fleur (A Flower) is a female nude painted in 1887 by the Croatian artist Vlaho Bukovac, which he created during his French period and that received attention in various publications during his lifetime.[1]

This Symbolist painting in pastel blues and pale flesh tones depicts a beautiful female nude reclining next to an assortment of flowers and holding to her lips a small spray of two rosebuds. The obvious meaning is that she is the flower referred to in the painting's title, with all of the attendant implications of blossoming and sexual awakening.

The painting is currently held in private collection after it was sold at the London's Bonhams auction house for £100,800.00 to an unknown collector.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922)". The Women Gallery. 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2021-09-13.
  2. ^ "Introducing one of Croatia's greatest painters, Vlaho Bukovac". Dubrovniknet.hr. Retrieved 2014-02-02.
  3. ^ "Vlaho Bukovac (Croatian 1855-1923) Reclining nude 127 x 97 cm. (50 x 38 1/4 in.)". Bonhams. Retrieved 2014-02-02.