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Art in Bloom

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual event, Art in Bloom: A Tribute to Art and Flowers, April 11-14, 2013, features stunning floral arrangements, created by local designers, paired with works from the museum’s collection. This event has become a favorite of mine over the years, and is certainly a welcome breath of spring this year, after a full week of rain.  I tend to gravitate toward the arrangements which subtly mirror their counterparts, and this year’s arrangements did not disappoint—many of the artfully arranged blooms, graceful studies of color and emotion, rather than direct imitations of composition. [all photos by Michael Brown]

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

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Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old ModernArt in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old ModernArt in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

Art in Bloom, photo by Michael Brown | Good Old Modern

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Flora

 

Jacob Vosmaer
A Vase with Flowers, ca. 1613
Oil on wood

Yesterday I met with my wedding florist to finalize all the details for the big day. We’ll be using vintage pitchers, silver and white and soft-colored ceramic, as the vessels for our table centerpieces, filled with garden roses, ranunculus, and whatever else the florist finds at our local flower farm, in shades of peach, pink and white. I am absolutely loving the trend toward Dutch still-life inspired arrangements, capturing textural and colorful blooms and fruit, artfully composed. Gorgeous images below via the talented Brooklyn based florist/stylist, Amy Merrick.

 

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