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Old 05-01-2012, 01:25 AM
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The Plant Parade, a forum Project: May 2012

May Plant Parade

Art Nouveau - French for "The New Art." An international art movement and style of decoration and architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, characterized particularly by the curvilinear depiction of leaves and flowers, often in the form of vines. These might also be described as foliate forms, with sinuous lines, and non-geometric, "whiplash" curves.

Welcome to the world of the Art Nouveau period with a splash of the rain forest. . .

The art of the Art Nouveau period was full of curves and vine-like lines to give it such a decorative style, so we are going to add those elements into our paintings.

We are going to concentrate on one artist that gave us many posters in this style: Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939). He was one of the most important decorative artists working in Paris at the turn of the century. His distinctive and original posters and his decorative panels in le style Mucha became almost synonymous with French Art Nouveau. Here
You will find some of his work here.

Now, let’s see where the Rain Forest Splash comes in. . .oh, yes, the flower:
Bird of Paradise!!

We are going to marry one time period with a classical Rain Forest beauty! Mucha never considered this, but we are creative artists and may start our own movement!!

Any medium, naturally and any size!

Reveal date is May 25th. . .no sooner!

The object is to have fun!! Now, create a piece of art you may not have thought of doing before!


Think 'lyrical, decorative, line' and see where it takes you!

Glad you are going on this adventure with me. . .have a ball!!

Katherine




Larger Image Thanks, bairam





Larger Image Thanks, Sketchophrenia.



Note the BOP leaves on this one.

LARGER IMAGE Thanks, catjoe.



My friend, Rose Gesford took this for me!



Another one from Rose Gesford! Thanks, Rose!!



This is just an example of the Art Nouveau style that Marianne Mathlasen painted in 2007. . .thanks for sharing Marianne!!



Note: your BOP can face either way. . .blush!!



RIL PICTURES of other Birds of Paradise.


Collection of Art Nouveau images.

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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

Hi Katherine, wonderful BoP but not sure of the challenge would love to try it though if the spirit visits again lol.
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

What an interesting challenge this is going to be.

I'm not really a fan of art nouveau, but I am going to try to join in this month, it should at least get my brain cells working.
I love bird of Paradise flowers, now how to incorporate them into the theme...... I feel the ink and watercolours are going to be getting an airing.
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

Wow Kath,this amaze me..Yes am in..Hunting for birds in paradise now,now where is that ref when I need it most...Sooo interesting!!LOVE THIS!!
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

Oh crikey!!

This is a fabulous, really clever challenge but Katherine, your immortal words are a real worry: 'lyrical, decorative, line'

Can it not be 'splodge, splodge and splodge???'

Delicacy not being in my brush maybe the inks will have to be shaken up!

At least I know the Bird of Paradise or Strelitzia flower very well so that's a comfort....or is it??

Well, from the rest at least I think there will be some stunning and exotic results. I'll love to have a go but... well.....what an amazing challenge and a chance to get to know Alphonse. Thank you and ......brilliant!
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

A million hugs to Dewi for the help that she gave me getting this up and running!!! Also, am glad you are thinking about joining this month!!

Marion, Agnes, and Margaretta, welcome. . .I, too, will be working my way through this one. . .but, oh, how beautiful they will be!! I have always wanted to do a Bird of Paradise, so, now, it is time!!

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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

This should be an interesting journey for my less than active imagination. I hope I am up for the challenge
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

I dont have a lyrical line in my body... its straight from point A to B with me,,,, so thats what you get.....but Im in
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

OMG what are you doing to us??? My poor, pathetic, timid brain is spinning and spinning (I should say it is lurching and lurching, because it is not especially lyrical in its movement). Not certain that this is anywhere near my capability or limited imagination, but...... gonna have to get out the kids' book and try chugging along with "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! I expect magnificence out of all the rest of you though!
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

Yay! I know of one member who I'll invite to this project
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

I want to join this one...but not sure about the Art Nouveau aspect of it...will look at some more images, and then decide...
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Re: May Plant Parade. . .

long time since I partooktitated in one of these, but EP pointed me over here, glad ya did EP, only just scanned through, but me poor brains already bustin' out. Have to see what we can do, tum tee tum tum...
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Re: The Plant Parade, a forum Project: May 2012

Love it! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Thank you Katherine - and Oodles of Noodles will love it too

I'm sorry to have been missing when you needed me but thank you Dewi for sorting the problem

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Re: The Plant Parade, a forum Project: May 2012

any one with well developed 'curves' should love it.....
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Re: The Plant Parade, a forum Project: May 2012

I'm thinking about it but my mind comes up blank when I do think about it
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