Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Art in Bloom 2013

For the moms out there, here are some Mother's Day flowers for you to enjoy...
Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Flower arrangement for Milton Resnick's painting  "East is the Place"
(by Gaby Bras Floral Design)
The Milwaukee Art Museum holds a show each spring called Art In Bloom.  It is one of my favorite events in the spring. Art in Bloom is held mid-April, before spring really starts in Milwaukee, so viewers get to enjoy flowers and greens before they are appearing outside.  (I also get to enjoy flowers that will not be appearing outside, like the orchids in the arrangement below.)

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Flower arrangement for "Mummy Coffin of Pedusiri" (by New Leaf Floral)
At Art in Bloom, selected art works in the museum are interpreted by area florists, many of whom are competing for view choice awards. Some of the arrangements are stunningly beautiful, and some are more abstract. There were over 45 arrangements in this year's show (2013) show.

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Arrangement for John Singleton Copley's painting "Alice Hooper"
(by Sendik Food Market)
It fun to see the floral designer's work, the "state of the art" design concepts in floral arrangements.  Each year there are new plant materials and techniques.  My daughter and I rate the arrangements.  It's fun to see her perspective.

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Flower arrangement detail - hydrangeas and contrasting plant material
Art in Bloom is also a great place for me to be able to photograph flowers up close in lovely and unique combinations.  The colors of flowers can be so incredibly vibrant, it takes my breath away.

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Flower arrangement detail - orchids and roses
The flower arrangements also help you to study and notice more about the artwork that inspired the arrangement. It really makes it an enjoyable event. 

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Flower arrangement for Jan Swart van Groningen's triptych, 
(by Nicholas Carl Design)
Don't the pink roses and matching pink tulips work well together in the photo below?  And I am going to try to mix in Queen Annes Lace into some flower arrangements this summer.

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement
Flower arrangement detail - tulips and roses
I'm sharing this on my blog because flowers and flower arrangements are inspirational to me, and I know many bloggers decorate with flowers sometimes.  Funny, rarely do my arrangements at home look like these.

Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom flower arrangement

Flower arrangement for Jan Swart van Groningen's triptych, 
(by Nicholas Carl Design)
For the vintage parties I link to, the art is antique and vintage.  And so is flower arranging.

Click on the images to see them enlarged. 

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy...
Chicago Garden
Chicago Botanic Garden
Chicago Garden
Art in Bloom 2008
Art in Bloom 2010

I am linking to these parties:

A Delight: Home and Garden Thur (Entry 40 of 85.) 
Faith Grace: Pearls and Lace Thur 135 (Entry 13 of 25.)
Domesblissity: Thriving on Thur 66 (Entry 67 of 105.) 
House of Hepworths: Hooking Up 147 (Entry 127 of 344.) 
Glimpse inside: Catch a Glimpse 130 (Entry 4 of 219.)
Lavender Garden: Cottage Style 43 (Entry 14 of 54b.)
Handy: Wicked Awesome Wed (Entry 93 of 105.)
Family Home: Wow us Wed 11 (Entry 87 of 92.)
Katherine: Thurs Favorite Things 87 (Entry 76 of 279.) 
Jan Olson: Share your Cup of Tea Thur 57 (Entry 60 of 103.
From my Porch: Treasure Hunt Thur 106 (Entry 4 of 103.)
Girlish Whims: Your Whims Wed 107 (Entry 205 of 215.)
No Minimalist Here: Open House (Entry 95 of 171.)
Joyful Homemaking Think Tank Thur 29 (Entry 31 of 102.)
Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home 118 (Entry 54 of 159.)Thrifty Grove: Thrifty Things Fri 108 (Entry 5 of 65.)
French Country: Feather Nest Fri (Entry 77 of 323.)
* Common Ground: Vint Inspiration (Entry 32 of 217.)
Blue Egg: Vintage Love (Entry 12 of 19.)
* Romantic Home: Show and Tell (Entry 87 of 287.) *
Chic: Flaunt it Fri 153 (Entry 25 of 226.)
Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday (Entry 313 of 319.)
Tatertots: Weekend Wrap Up (Entry 713 of 749.) 
Jen Rizzo: Fabulous Friday (Entry 9 of 150.) 
Maleviks Rose: Saturday Show Off (Entry 62 of 65.)  
Funky Junk: Sat Night Special 186 (Entry 152 of 152.) *
Be Diff: Show and Tell Sat (Entry 252 of 256.)
The Tablescaper: Seasonal Sunday (Entry 91 of 93.)
I Heart Naptime: Sundae Scoop 79 (Entry 398 of 472.)
Twigg Studios: Sun Showoff (Entry 88 of 98.)
Homemaker: Creative bloggers 110 (Entry 65 of 161.)
Making the World Cuter (Entry 65 of 204.)
Uncommon Design: Mon Funday 17 (Entry 235 of 570.)
Serendipity and Spice: Manic Mon 429 (Entry x)
Rain on a Tin Roof: Give Me the Goods 6 (Entry 16 of 207.) 
Mod Vintage: Mod Mix Mon 101 (Entry 13 of 74.)
BNOTP: Metamorphis Monday (Entry 85 of 208.) *
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tues 163 (Entry 59 of 250.)
* Stroll Life: Inspire Me Tues 164 (Entry 28 of 238.)
Knick of Time: Knick of Time Tue 86 (Entry 20 of 64.)
Cedarhill Ranch: The Sun Scoop 66 (Entry 173 of 356.)
Uncommon Slice: Tues Treasures 134  (Entry 82 of 248.) 
Diamond: Time to Shine 116 (Entry 124 of 158.)
Lavender Garden: Cottage Style 44 (Entry 10b of 46.)
Savvy Style: Wow Us Wed 118 (Entry 228 of 347.) h *
Trendy Tree: Creative Share Wed (Entry 44 of 251.)

Fishtail Cottage: Cottage Party 2 (Entry 22 of 59.)
Fertilizer Friday (Entry 33 of 35.)



LV said...

Beautiful post. Since I love all flowers, made my day much brighter.

Leslie Lambert said...

Just stunning! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now!

Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely images. I've been to the San Francisco Art Museum show much like this. Amazing! said...

Love the flowers! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

Lavender Cottage said...

Flower arranging is an art, much like painting a picture.
Thanks for sharing lovely examples of both.

Diane said...

What a grand idea! Thanks for sharing!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Truly amazing and gorgeous. So much fun to see how the art is interpreted in flowers. Thanks for joining TTF this week!


Jody and Stan said...

Beautiful post. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.

Take Care,

joan robertson said...

Lovely post and very original, combining flowers and artwork, loved it!

Kate Griffin said...

Pretty! I linked up a flowers for mom post tonight too and love how you brought art into yours.

Emily S said...

What beautiful arrangements...mine never look anything like that!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what gorgeous arrangements. I love them all. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Sinea Pies said...

Ever been to a website where you pan through the pictures and say "wow", "wow", "WOW" ? That's what I just did. These photos are spectacular...
please, please please stop by my blog hop this week and add some links.
It Is called Wonderful Wednesday and the blog is Ducks 'n a Row.

Hope to see you there.

Jann Olson said...

Some really beautiful arrangements. No wonder you enjoy it so much! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Virginia Megin Gallagher said...

What a beautiful spring post!
I'm visiting you today from a Stroll Thru Life. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat). I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party said...

I really enjoyed this wonderful Art in Bloom post. I am an artist with a passion for flowers so I lingered and loved and learned a lot! Thank you!

Doni said... pretty!! Oh if only we had flowers like those to decorate with on a daily basis.
I guess we can dream though. I love the stories where the lady of the house goes out to her garden and takes HOURS to just clip a basket of blooms while she steps around the pathways and picks her choices. Then inside she fills the vases of her home with floral beauty. Ahhhhhh.
Thank you so much for sharing such lovelies for my party!!

Jenna LaFevor said...

Gorgeous flowers! I love the hydrangeas! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

The Tablescaper said...

So neat! Love how they coordinate with the art.

Happy to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a wonderful idea! I love how the artwork and the floral arrangements are paired together! Lovely.
I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,