Friday, April 6, 2012

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom, a tribute to art and flowers
Milwaukee Art Museum
March 29- April 1

Bringing into my senses the visual wonder of paintings, sculpture, architecture and the fragrant pleasure of floral design sent me spinning in pleasure last weekend at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  I looked, sniffed, photographed, and mused about the museum.  It is a place that fascinates me from an architectural aspect due to its wings, and windows that overlook Lake Michigan; the art is an ever inspiration to my own work as a mixed media and fiber artist. 

Fragrances of rose, lily, carnation fill the museum.

This courtyard holds intrigue.  It invites another look.

A loved Wisconsin artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1887-1986, brings me closer to look at her paintings and enjoy their expressions in flowers.

  I Love Red and Pink 1959

I was touched by the story of how Irvin Penn chose to photograph the gypsy family using a barn near the gypsy’s home as a studio creating uncertainty for the photographer and the family. Why didn’t he add their names or any story about them?  This is curious to me. Maybe there is a story somewhere; I may dig deeper on this. The flower sculpture fascinated me as well.

The composition of the circular floral sculpture photograph that I took with the people and paintings in the background is very pleasing to me. 

Folkart Goat with Wheels and Floral depiction

                                 Floral Sculpture of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Lake George Autumn

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