Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Color and Form | Art Imitating Nature | Nature Imitating Art

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Hola Flamenca pochette with no shadow. You can see the position of the signature and copyright even in this small size photo.:
Hermes Hola Flamenca silk scarf.
Designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko, 2005.



Have you ever been drawn to something?







The artist, Henri Matisse’s 1935 print, Interior with Leaves depicts a philodendron that he grew in his studio. He felt the plant helped him better understand line, form and weight in compositions. 
Henri Matisse’s 1935 print Interior with Leaves depicts a philodendron that he grew in his studio. He felt the plant helped him better understand line, form and weight in compositions. (© 2015 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society, courtesy of Marlborough Gallery). Top: On a gallery wall of the exhibition is White Petal Forest Diamond (Philodendron), a 2015 digital wallpaper by Carl Pascuzzi and Phoebe St. Germain Fellowes for EDGE Collections. Courtesy of Wolfsonian-FIU:
Henri Matisse 1935, Interior with Leaves


Matisse's observations and creations have inspired other artists.



Citation: Alexander Calder holding his mobile on a Parisian street, 1954 / Agnès Varda, photographer.:
Alexander Calder holding his mobile, 1954
Agnès Varda, photographer.

Alexander Calder worked with the great 20th Century dance innovator, Martha Graham to create choreography and costume.



Alexander Calder:
Alexander Calder Photographer: Unknown
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There is a beauty, grace, and movement in this composition. 

Hola Flamenca pochette with no shadow. You can see the position of the signature and copyright even in this small size photo.:
Hermes Hola Flamenca silk scarf. 
Designed by Dimitri Rybaltchenko, 2005.



























search for how this form and color could relate to garden design resulted in a historic garden, the Montisfont Abbey Garden.
The scarf  had been folded in quarters and the creases left  distinct lines. I recalled this photograph found at Great British Gardens. "Mottisfont Abbey Garden A former Augustinian priory beside the River Test with a park and garden. The park has ancient trees and an eighteenth century summer house. The Lime Walk was designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe in 1936." 

Similar, lines, form and color.....



Also, a Photograph I had taken at the Dallas Arboretum of Papyrus Sedge with Sweet potato "Margarita" captured the colors and expressive lines, as did the fan palm.
























I was also drawn to this .gif file of a moving Fibonacci Sequence. It is mesmerizing but I like the distribution of polka-dot/stars and there is a similarity to the Flamenco dancer in design and movement. 










Moving Art Form
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It would be fascinating to showcase a garden with a "Fibonacci/Fractal/Stars/ Dancers" theme. 

It could include an evening presentation. Dresses with dancers wearing gowns covered with glow in the dark polka-dots. They could dance with long flag banners (gymnastic ribbons), ala, Calder. 

And….

After watching a group  use drones for night sky art , a lyric presentation with a Flamenco dancer preforming a cosmic dance could carry the theme into the sky. 


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http://nerdist.com/intels-drone-100-breaks-world-record-with-spectacular-light-show/