Can photographers capture the vitality of flowers compellingly, innovatively, and beautifully? A new book gives a resounding yes.
The Flowers that Blossom in Artistic Masterpieces
Gardening company Michigan Bulb analyzed 30 famous artworks depicting plants and the value of the painted blossoms in the high-end market.
Wrapping Flowers in Paper that Points Out Their Human Cost
Artist and activist Federico Hewson has spent a decade advocating for better conditions on flower farms, and now he’s created a gentle tool to raise awareness of the often harsh labor conditions and environmental impacts behind the inexpensive blooms we so enjoy: the paper they’re wrapped in.
Victorian Scrapbooks of Flowers from the Holy Land
In the 19th century, tourists who traveled through the Holy Land may have picked up scrapbooks of pressed flowers as souvenirs.
A Corpse Flower Is About to Bloom in the Bronx, Unleashing Its Sensational Stench
Something rotten is preparing to bloom in the Bronx: one of the world’s largest flowers that smells like death.
A Tribute to New York’s Wilting Flower District
If cities had such things as official botanicals, New York City’s might be the flower bouquet.
A Decade of Drawing the Metropolitan Museum’s Flowers
For 10 years, artist Abbie Zabar had a ritual: go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and sketch the new floral arrangements adorning the entrance hall.
The Secret Victorian Language of Flowers
The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened an exhibition on the Pre-Raphaelites of the 19th century last week, with 30 pieces showing wistful figures in draped clothing often surrounded with flowers. But while the floral touches might seem like colorful accents to us, to Victorians there was a language in the flowers.
Sowing Wildflowers Across Los Angeles as Hyperlocal Public Art
Fifty sites in Los Angeles are now blooming with beautiful wildflowers as part of an artist-led initiative to bring back native flora to the city’s open spaces.
The Summer Exhibition David Lynch Wishes He Curated
While exploring the New York Academy of Art’s 5th Annual Summer Exhibition at Flowers, all I could think about was one person: director David Lynch. Not only because I am a fan of the master of the surreal psychological horror, but many of the works in the exhibition featured a similar eerie atmosphere that pervades Lynch’s films and it wasn’t just the disproportionate amount of works with rabbits.