Friday, January 9, 2009

Class 235 - The Sower

The Sower (1888)

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Winner: Marge Masek of Gloucester

Apply the lesson from Japanese art by using strong diagonals, flat areas of pure color and whimsical shapes determined by the irregularities of nature.

In the Oriental Manner, Moribana Style, featuring water: Moribana is an arrangement done in a shallow bowl. Water is an integral part of the design. In warm weather the pin holder goes to the back of the arrangement so that we get the cooling sight of the water. This is reversed in cool weather. The pin holder goes to the front, or back right, or left of the container, with the empty part balancing the design. There are many different variations on this style.