06 April 2015

Art in Bloom

Happy Monday! April is here and its first few days have been rainy and gloomy. But as they say, "April showers bring May flowers". 

And after our unrelenting winter, I can't wait to see the first buds of spring! 

As a preview of the new season, let me take you on a little trip.

We're going to Macy's in New York City.

They just concluded their annual flower show with the theme "Art in Bloom".

Here are the store windows:

The main display was on the first floor.

It's like a botanical garden was transported inside the store.

There were flowers in every turn.

The bouquet of the day changed every two days. Different designers like Martha Stewart, Polux Fleuriste and Kenji Takenaka each made a display. This particular one, blending hard and soft, modern and classic, was made by Oliver Giugni

The show "Art in Bloom" was the marriage of fresh flowers and art history.  

This is a tribute to Picasso.

A nod to Contemporary art.

The scenery of the Impressionists.

The solid colors of Modern art. 

 The comic touch of Pop art.

The Surrealist's view of the world.

The Renaissance garden.

A replica of the statue of David in one of the entrances.

Colorful images were projected on the white statue.

This was a light and sound show. The globes changed color to the beat of the music.

I loved this pocket garden by the escalators. They should make it a permanent fixture. It's a soothing spot in busy midtown Manhattan.  

It's no surprise that the merchandise like perfume, bags, and...

...dresses have a floral and flirty spin on them.

I hope these photos have inspired you to make your own paintings, create a flower arrangement or plant a few flowering seeds. 

Enjoy the coming week!

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