“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” – Christina Rossetti

The world wakes up again in the Spring; plants shoot and buds bloom, birds are chirping again and the air loses Winter’s icy chill.

It’s the season of renewal, rebirth and rejuvenation, all of which are themes explored in artworks inspired by the period from throughout history.

Explore Bridgeman’s pick of the most famous paintings of this fresh and vibrant period, and marvel at a selection of contemporary views from our fabulous studio artists.


Relaxing and Leisure


Secret Garden I, 2014, (oil on linen), Emma Haworth / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


Spring (Apple Blossoms) 1859 (oil on canvas), John Everett Millais (1829-96) / Lady Lever Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool / Bridgeman Images


The Year’s at the Spring, All’s Right with the World, 1902 (oil on panel), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images


Springtime, 1872 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926) / Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA / Bridgeman Images


Spring (oil on canvas), John Lavery (1856-1941) / Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images



Springtime, 1886 (oil on canvas), Claude Monet (1840-1926) / Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK / Bridgeman Images


Wonderful Nature


Spring at Last (oil on linen), Rebecca Campbell / Bridgeman Images


Spring Landscape (oil on canvas), Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) / Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland / Bridgeman Images


Spring, from a series depicting the four seasons, 1573 (oil on canvas), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527-93) / Louvre, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images


Flowering almond branch in a glass with a book, 1888 (oil on canvas), Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images


Yellow Tree (decorative panel for the Domecy residence), 1900-01 (oil, tempera & pastel on canvas), Odilon Redon (1840-1916) / Musee d’Orsay, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images


Credit: Tom’s Cottage, Vanessa Bowman / Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Culture & Customs


Le Printemps (Jeanne Demarsy), 1881 (oil on canvas), Edouard Manet (1832-83) / J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA / Bridgeman Images


April, 1892 (oil on canvas), Maurice Denis (1870-1943) / Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Netherlands / Bridgeman Images


The Seasons: Spring, 1896 (colour litho), Alphonse Marie Mucha (1860-1939) / Mucha Trust / Bridgeman Images


Farm Garden with Sunflowers, 1905-06 (oil on canvas), Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) / Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria / Artothe / Bridgeman Images


Japan: Spring: Moto-Hachiman Shrine in Sunamura. Image 29 of ‘100 Famous Views of Edo’. Utagawa Hiroshige (first published 1856-59) / Pictures from History / Bridgeman Images


Primavera, c.1478, (tempera on panel), Sandro (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) Botticelli (1444/5-1510) / Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy / Bridgeman Images


Find out More

All images in this blog post are sourced from the Bridgeman website. See more paintings of Spring

Winter Wonderland: Famous Paintings of the Season

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