One thing I think is interesting is to go out to a site like art.com and put in a phrase and see how different artists have interpreted the same thing. I saw a beautiful bouquet of anemones this weekend (not mine, alas), so I used "anemone" as a search term.
Look at these:
I think the Renoir is the most beautiful, but I want the Dufy, and the Matisse might be the most interesting. What do you think?