This picture should be called “Ikebana-zakura” (ikebana cherry blossoms) instead of Ikebana series. The picture itself is a demonstration at the Ikebana show in Hiroshima, Japan , and this was painted by a man named Kojiro Yoshida, a master artist belonging to one of the most prestigious Haiku group in Japan.
Ikebana is a traditional form of Japanese flower arrangement. The word “Ikebana” means “living flowers.” It was started about 400 years ago, and has evolved into an art with three distinct styles–Rikka, Hase-Daishih, and Koso.
A collection of artworks by Xu Bing Ikebana, besides the beauty of form and colour, is an art form that also conveys profound meaning through its forms and colours. The spirit of Ikebana comes from Buddhist churches in Japan, where it was created along with Zen Buddhism. It has evolved into a unique Japanese style that has been passed down…
In front of a ruined temple, girls from the art club were putting together an ikebana. The plants they used were those that grew on their school’s campus – Japanese pampas grass and wild roses. In this world where modern civilization has been destroyed, these flowers represent an oasis of beauty. Just looking at them, I could feel my concerns…
This photo was taken on my solo art trip to lake tahoe for winter break. It rained the entire time which made everything extra beautiful. This is a photo of “Pine, Bamboo and Plum.” I liked how all the lines seem to meet at one point creating this perfect vortex.
There are two possible reasons why Misaki has chosen to paint flowers in oil painting format for this piece. One is that the artist wanted to portray the beauty of nature by using images related to flowers, while adding a slightly abstract feel to the pieces. Another reason is that by using flowers and plants, she was making reference to…