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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bouquets to Art

I went to the de Young Museum over a week ago to see the annual Bouquets to Art exhibit. I was not as bowled over by the exhibit this year, maybe since it was not the first time I had seen the show. This first piece was my favorite of the show. I love this piece because it really evokes the feeling of the composition and colors of this painting of the box of trinkets and still is a very beautiful flower arrangement on its own.


This piece is designed to go with the Arthur Dove print in the background. I like the black cascade of folded leaves on the right and the limited palette. In the closeup, you can see the gorgeous form of the white roses, almost like gardenias.


This arrangement was the first one I saw in the show. I really like how it looks like a waterfall, similar to the painting of Niagara Falls it mimics.


I can't really put my finger on why I love this one that goes with the still life of fish. I do like the muted colors of the flowers and the shapes.

This flight of fancy is almost not a floral arrangement, but more of a sculpture. I like how it conveys the exuberance of motion and color of the gumball painting.

Again, I'm not really sure what compels me to like this one. It has the feeling of winter to it, like the painting.

Here's my second favorite one. I love how they have suggested the colors of the rocks with the roses and the spray and water with the blue-green foliage and white flowers. Pretty.



This abstract painting/floral arrangement is so cool. I love how dynamic and loose it is and simply colorful. It is almost getting lost in the painting.

I think I like the ones where the designer has been very imaginative, rather than so literal with their piece. Some of them I would never in a million years have come up with or thought of myself, so they are very surprising. Several designers made really bold choices with the pieces they picked to complement. There was so much to see, it was hard to take it all in at once, so I'm glad I took a lot of photos.

I have more photos, but I'm going to spread them out in a few different posts. Sorry I haven't been keeping up with the blog so much lately. I've been chasing deadlines and messing about on Facebook. More to come.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Oh, I am dying laughing at the Thiebaud...these photos are amazing!! Thanks...I didn't get to see the show.