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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bouquets to Art 2011














13 comments:

  1. My good lady is impressed with #10, as was I.

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  2. I'm impressed with all of them!

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  3. I remember you doing something similar before. Is this the same artist?
    These designs are spectacular. as are the photos.
    It's very hard to choose a favourite.

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  4. Jimmy, Beyond thrilled to have you back and to be able to chastise you for leaving us wondering. #10 is such a subtle interpretation, isn't it?

    The Merry, These are the least predictable of the pieces. There were many more figurative versions of different paintings. I steer away from the contrived, in general, although there was beauty everywhere.

    Friko, This is a yearly show at The DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park. It only lasts for four days and the crowds make it hard to get a shot that does not include the back of someone's head. I did post about it last year, as you rightly recall. The designs are different each time. These are mostly professional florists and design groups who each select a painting or sculpture to interpret in their own way.

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  5. I like these even better than last year! That "waterfall" is amazing. I honestly can't tell you which is my favorite as each one takes a slightly different perspective on the art and so becomes a unique interpretation.

    I do like #11, though with the combination of container and flowers picking up both the color tones of the artwork and the feeling of movement the painting expresses.

    All I can honestly say is, "Wow! Cool!" (And all that. *G*)

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  6. F.I. Welcome!

    Jean, #11 captures the painting's essence completely without leaning too heavily on exact reproduction. It was one of those "Yes!" moments.

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  7. Thank you for posting this, I would never have seen it otherwise. The ex-costume designer in me favours the last two images. But the one just before that is simply spectacular. Very much a 'Yes!'.

    Hugs and kisses, Kitty xx

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  8. Fascinating ! I really like the Elmer Bischoff "Girl With A Towel" and its flowers .

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  9. Kitty, Every show should end with a wedding dress, right? I liked the negative spaces that represented the glass sculpture that inspired this. I don't usually favor the designs that rely too much on a support structure or props of some kind but this had enough originality to not get lost in a figurative copy.
    I'd be interested to know more about your costume designing days.


    S&S, Both painting and flowers "spoke to me".

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  10. What a variety ! I'm happy to see that someone still has time just to create something beautiful...

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  11. Wow! What a show. I like the "waterfall" and the scarf. Makes me think the few flowers I cut and plunk into a glass to set on my counter most uncreative.

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  12. Owen, late returning to you, which kind of proves your point. Doesn't it?

    Midlife, Keep on embellishing the world one flower "plunked" at a time. It's always worth it.

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