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Old 08-31-2007, 08:07 AM
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Plant Parade: September 07

Plant Parade: a forum project.

We’re introducing a monthly project to the forum and we’re hoping many of you will join in and have fun.

The idea this month is to take plant references and interpret them in a particular manner.

Below are links to definitions and works from the Art Nouveau period, which also links to the Art and Crafts movement in Britain, glass and ironwork in France and was embraced by Tiffany in the States.

The links below will give you some idea of the period and style.

Artchive.

Mucha: the Fuchsia Necklace.

Mucha: Gismonda.

Mucha's poster of Sarah Bernhardt.

Yet more posters by Mucha, from our RIL.

Aubrey Beardsley ..... Morte d’Arthur

Various examples of the style here -
http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/a/artnouveau.html

William Moris and the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Katherine Newberry - a bookplate.


The challenge is for you to interpret the references in a manner which links to Art Nouveau and its companions.
Select the ideas which interest you and see how you can put them into your painting.

Absolutely any medium may be used!

We will have one ‘reveal’ date, 25th of the month - please, no uploading before then, we’d like to see your work uninfluenced by anyone else’s!

On the 25th, please upload your work to this thread so that all will be together.

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

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

This month’s references are:

tessp - irises (purple)

marionh - Irises in sunlight.

Madmum - Lilac/purple irises,

Thank you to the ladies above for supplying the refs to the RIL .


Enjoy yourselves!
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:12 AM
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Well, you have this extra day!

I shall be away this coming week, but any of the rest of the team will answer questions you may have - just post them here!

By all means, chat about your progress here, share your angst!

Have fun - see you in a week's time
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

It looks like fun! I will be working on mine, I love art nouveau. This is a great challenge. Andi
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

this is a wonderful challenge! i've been a fan of Aubrey Beardsley since my college days. just hope i can pull something like this off!
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

This is fabulous..... you have really pushed my buttons!! Arts & Crafts and purple to boot....... (it don't get any better'n that!!! )

No questions, ....... yet...

Emilie

p.s. Art Nouveau...... not Arts & Crafts....... please forgive!!
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Glad you're reacting positively Peeps

Emilie - they're all connected - no pologies necessary

I'm really looking forward to 25th ..... wishing my life away!
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Pick just one reference?

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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

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The challenge is for you to interpret the references in a manner which links to Art Nouveau and its companions.
Select the ideas which interest you and see how you can put them into your painting.


Jeanette,

I'm only using one reference... I can only handle one reference! LOL

However, if you want to use more than one, please feel free. This project is about using your creativity to meet the challenge, so use the reference(s) in any way that suits you.

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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Fun! I'll get started this weekend.
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Don't get much spare time but I'm off work for the next week ( holidays ) so will have to give this a go!
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

This is going to be SO much fun!
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

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Jeanette,

I'm only using one reference... I can only handle one reference! LOL

However, if you want to use more than one, please feel free. This project is about using your creativity to meet the challenge, so use the reference(s) in any way that suits you.

-Angela

Thanks neighbor Angela. Looks like Mexico is getting our hurricanes this year. Sorry for them, but we need a rest, don't we?

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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Just popping in before we go ........ yes Jeannette, any or all ....... there are three so you have plenty of material!
Do hope you enjoy yourselves ....... have fun, as I will

Bye for now
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

I did some Art Nouveau art works some years ago, so it will be fun to try again
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Re: Plant Parade: September 07

Fun challenge, I'll have to try and find time in the next few hectic weeks to join in!

I'm thrilled that one of my ref. pics was chosen Makes it all worthwhile!

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