Saturday, April 24, 2010

April Showers Brings De Young Flowers

If you have really bad allergies, either stay away from the De Young until Sunday, or bust out that Claritan and check out the Bouquets To Art week that is going on at the museum right now. Luckily I'm not allergic to pollen, so I went to check out the floral arrangements before they withered and die away. (Circle of Life, everyone!).

Bouquet arrangement to Diego Rivera's Two Women and a Child. Florist from all over the country got to choose any permanent art piece in the De Young Museum and make a floral arrangement to interpret the piece they choose. An overzealous wedding planner's dream come true, I'm sure.

Arrangement to Robert Henri's O in Black with a Scarf. This was my favorite! I guess I could imagine the lady in the painting looking exactly like her bouquet: draping flowers as her scarf and the peach and pink flowers to represent the woman's face.

... See the similarities?

I thought it was neat how the bouquets weren't limited to just paintings. They were also made in relation to sculptures, photographs, and even old artifacts.

There was a lot too see... Almost TOO much, to the point where I quickly skimmed through the last wing of the museum because the smell of flowers was beginning to make me feel nauseous. That, and the fact there were busy crowds of soccer moms pushing and shoving trying to take that perfect picture. Despite all that, it's still worth checking out! TGIF!

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