Flowers and the Arts

There are many different flowers in the world. Some bloom as soon as spring begins to bring warmth to the air and soil. Other flowers take more time and color the summer with their brilliance. There are the late bloomers of autumn that add warmth as the seasons turn towards winter’s chill. Each flower has its own look that is shaped by the natural world and the seasons. They vary in size and color. Whether large or small, flowers are an important part of the world. They contribute to nature by turning into fruits, nuts and vegetables. They attract the birds and bees for pollination.

Man has created art in centuries past and continues to create it today. Flowers have long been a part of art because of their beauty and mystique. Their forms intrigue artists, and their colors focus the mind of a person who admires them. Each flower in a painting or ceramic piece has the ability to reach out to the viewer. It tempts the person to touch it and feel its texture or experience its fragrance. Flowers in the world of art create emotion and share symbolism throughout cultures. They tell a tale of beauty and desire.

Paintings are the main art form where flowers are used. Many famous masters from past centuries included at least one piece containing flowers. They were sometimes the focus of the piece, or they were used as part of the background. They have played an important role throughout the history of art. They are still being used by modern artists. Ceramics is an area where these beautiful objects are recreated by artists. For those who prefer truly real flowers, ceramic decals or ceramic transfers can be computer generated pictures. Printing and affixing them to original ceramic pieces creates a piece of art to grace any home or office.

The flowers of today have been bred to enhance their natural beauty. Artists have more choices of flowers to paint. Modern technology has brought the exotic places and plants of the world to people all over the globe. The ability to share images has removed the limits of sight for those who create art in the modern world.