Bounteous Bouquet

As May Day and Mother%26rsquo;s Day arrive, the best blooms in town are at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where early-20th-century Viennese lensman Heinrich K%26uuml;hn (1866 %26ndash; 1944) is on view in his first international retrospective. Included are rare color still lifes, family vignettes, landscapes and portraits produced by the autochrome process, which push the photographic medium into a lush, painterly direction redolent of Klimt, fellow members of the Vienna and Munich Successionists, and also bearing Impressionist overtones. %26ldquo;Heinrich K%26uuml;hn: The Perfect Photograph,%26rdquo; Beck Building, MFAH, through May 30.

Image: Heinrich K%26uuml;hn%26rsquo;s Violets, circa 1908, at MFAH.%26nbsp; Courtesy Albertina, Vienna.


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