Wednesday, 4 December 2013

COP 3 - 10 best flowers paintings

Dutch tulips, French lilies and Japanese cherry blossom feature among the Observer art critic's selection.

Judith Leyster
Tulip from Her Tulip Book (1643)
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem


Photograph: Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

When the Dutch artist Judith Leyster painted this striped specimen in 1643, pictures of tulips were regarded as cheap substitutes for the real thing because the bulbs had become prodigiously expensive. Tulip books became wildly popular too. Even Leyster, more celebrated for her droll and uplifting portraits, produced one for the burgeoning market. Some were upscale catalogues promoting different varieties – this is a Brabanson – but hers seems to have been made for pure visual pleasure. This graceful tulip is now in the Frans Hals Museum, which is annoying because Hals stole one of Leyster’s best pupils


Monet
Blue Water Lilies (1916-1919)
Musée d’Orsay, Paris


Photograph: Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Bridgeman

Monet, in old age, said he took more pride in his garden than his art and, in particular, the pond of waterlilies he grew at Giverny. These large white flowers, with their broad, waxy surfaces, tend to hold and reflect the changing light of the day. Here, it feels like late afternoon and the field of vision appears limitless and blue. The painting effects dissolves between surface and depth, between near and far, between the water and the lilies. Close up, the flowers disappear in the nearly illegible brushstrokes; far away, they resemble evening stars

Photograph: Musee d'Orsay, Paris/Bridgeman


Georgia O’Keeffe
Oriental Poppies (1928)




Photograph: Weisman Art Museum, Minnesota

“If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself – I’ll paint it big… and they will be surprised.” O’Keeffe’s poppies are among her most famous works, the glossy red and orange flowers exploding on a canvas almost four feet wide. There is no background to distract from their sheer force of personality. Made in 1928, the painting is a vast close-up, pulling the eye into the dark heart of these flowers through the power of scale and colour


Manet
Lilacs in a Vase (c 1882)
Nationalgalerie, Berlin



Photograph: Nationalgalerie, Berlin

During his long final illness, Manet began to paint beautifully aphoristic pictures of flowers in crystal vases. His subjects were the posies friends brought to his Paris sickroom, in this case white lilac. Fascinated by the stems refracted through the silvery water, and by the flocculent green-in-white blossoms, he paints something closer to a portrait than a still life. You can feel the thick darkness – the darkness of late Goya, whom Manet admired from first to last – closing in around these lightsome white heads on their fragile stems. Flowers with the status of people


Andy Warhol
Flowers (1970)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh



Photograph: Andy Warhol Foundation/DACS/Bridgeman

Warhol often turned to flowers for inspiration, from the blotted-line daisies of the 1950s to the Japanese ikebana prints of the 70s. But his most famous series of flower paintings, begun in 1964, was based on a photograph of hibiscus blossoms (the photographer attempted to sue). He would drench the flower’s floppy shape with brilliant colour and set a quartet of blossoms against a background of undergrowth. They came in multiple colour schemes for the next 20 years, more or less detailed or abstracted: floating flowers transformed into psychedelic decor


Hokusai
Bullfinch on Weeping Cherry (c 1840)
British Library, London



Photograph: Guimet Museum, Paris/British Library, London

Which way up? Hokusai’s marvellous image of spring cherry blossom with blue sky behind it is frequently reproduced upside down. You can see why: the pink and white flowers blossom in space, there is no sense of gravity and the bullfinch doesn’t help with orientation. There is a giddy sense of floating among the bright petals, and no middle distance, so that the eye travels all over the image. And though we speak of flatness and abstraction in Japanese prints, in this case the picture has it right: our eyes really do get lost in the floating world of cherry blossom


Dürer
Tuft of Cowslips (1526)
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC



Photograph: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Dürer’s art is all about pointing things out, defining their likeness, making them visible and with as much accuracy as possible. A chunk of turf, a quivering harebell, a tuft of cowslips: his drawings are superb and always botanically exact. But notice how he depicts this little clump of spring flowers, leaves, roots and all, like a floating island on the page. A vignette in space, out of context, the cowslips look newly wondrous and strange, despite their basis in observable truth. This is Primula veris, blossoming from April onwards in Germany


Jan Brueghel the Elder
Flowers in a Vase (year unknown)
National Museum of Art, Bucharest



Lilies, tulips, fritillaries, daffodils, snowdrops, carnations, cornflowers, peonies, anemones, roses: this is an all-together-now bouquet and one of the largest and most luscious in art. But is it real? Could all these flowers have blossomed at the same time in 17th-century Holland without hothouses and chemical sprays? Possibly, but this is a vanitas painting, combining the real, the ideal and the symbolic. It would have given its wealthy patron a garden of flowers in a single vase, but it reminds him of his death as well. Some of the flowers are beginning to fade, others have already fallen

Photograph: National Museum of Art, Bucharest

Henri Fantin-Latour
Roses (1894)
Private collection



Fantin-Latour is the great rose man. He painted roses from first to last, never tiring of their beauty. There is even a shrub rose named after him and it is (I think) right there at the centre of this bowl full of heavy, drowsy, scented blooms, in many shapes, colours and petal forms. Fantin-Latour is praised in Proust and sold almost every work as soon as it was finished, mainly to the English. This is a painting of summer roses that is for once as ravishing as the real thing

Photograph: Private Collection


Van Gogh
Vase with Pink Roses (1890)
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC



Sunflowers, irises and blazing cherry blossom: Vincent Van Gogh is more famous for these blooms, in all their painted variations. Even just to choose one of the sunflower pictures would have been hard enough. Here, instead, is a flower that lacks the brilliant colour he relished and which has such symbolic meaning (its pinks have faded to white) but which is just as stupendous: pale roses, incandescent against a light green wall. The flowers are in glorious, exuberant bloom, their furled forms animated by the ribbons of paint behind them. The surface feels still live with the artist’s touch

Photograph: National Gallery of Art, Washington


Source:http://www.theguardian.com/culture/gallery/2012/apr/08/the-10-best-flower-paintings#/?picture=388353130&index=0

  • The Observer

Friday, 29 November 2013

COP 3 - Tutorial feedback

Flowers / Artistic / Commercial

Context themes:

Culture
Meaning
Value
Art & Design

6000-9000 words
Introduction 500 words
3/5 chapters
Conclusion 500 words

2 case studies
Primary / New to you

1. Value
What are flowers?
Luxury / Cross culture communication

2. Language
Semiotics
Culture / Non-culture
Dutch movement

3. Cultural
Modern culture
Battles / War
Flower power

4. Design
Triangle - Value / Meaning / Context

5. Conclusion


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

COP 3 - Doing your research - Notes

Here are a some notes I have been taking whilst reading the 'Doing your research book'. Its a really helpful and structured book which teaches you to investigate your study in a methodically planned way.

Consider these questions:

- Can I improve my practice so that it's more effective?
- Can I improve my understanding of this practice?
- Can I use my knowledge and influence to improve the situation?

Action research

Action research is an approach which is appropriate in any context when 'specific knowledge is required for a specific problem in a specific situation' - It is not a method or technique.

- Action research almost inevitably affects others.
- It's important before the research begins, everyone involved must know why the investigation is taking place, who will see it, who will se the final report, and who will have responsibility for implementing any recommended changes.

Case study

The case study approach can be particularly appropriate for individual researchers, provides opportunity for one aspect of a problem to be studied in depth.

- The more the study contains specific propositions, the more it will stay within reasonable limits.
- Evidence has to be collected systematically.
- The relationship between the variables studied and the investigation methodically planned.
- Observations and interviews mostly used.

Survey

When it comes to subject matter, all one can say is that surveys are concerned with the demographic characteristics, the social environment, the activities or the opinions and attitudes of some group of people.

- Consider what total characteristics of a population
- Surveys can provide answers to to the questions What? Where? When and How? However not to easy to find out Why?

Reading, referencing and management of information 

Note taking and plagiarism

- Always make it clear in your notes which is the quotation and which are paraphrase
- If you are making an exact copy, add inverted commas at the beginning and end of the extract. Record the chapter and page numbers, if you leave out any words in the text add three full stops.
- Can you trust what you read? (research/report/document) is there evidence to support?

Planning the project 

Working title 

- Are you clear about the purpose of the study?
- Have you decided on the focus of your study?
- Have you been through all the key questions?
- Have you considered what information you might need?
- Are you in a position to answer your questions?
- Have you considered how you will obtain information?

Timing

- Think about time and planning
- Consider plans and lists
- Devise a schedule
- Check progress periodically
- Produce a list or a chart to record what stage you are at
- Collect/ analyse/ produce
- Ask for help and advice

Planning the project checklist 

1. Draw up a shortlist of topics
2. Decide on a short list of two
3. Make a list of first and second thought questions or reduce a chart of ideas, thoughts, possible problems - anything you can think of
4. Select the precise focus of your study
5. Make sure you are clear about the purpose of your study
6. Go back to your chartist. questions and delete any irrelevant

Reading, referencing and management checklist 

1. Read as much as you can about your topic, and keep a record of what you have read.
2. Decide on a system of referencing sources.
3. When recording your sources always note (authors name, forename or initials, date of publication, title of publication, place of publication and publisher) Keep a record!
4. Make notes of what seem to be important, keep a 'first thoughts' list of categories and keywords.
5. Ask yourself whether you can true what you read.
6. Establish a system of indexing and cross-referencing.
7. If you record your sources accurately you will have begun to establish good research habits.
8. Draw up an initial project outline. Check that you are clear about the purpose and focus of your study, identified questions, know what information you will need.
9. Consult with tutor.
10. Keep a brief record of what has been discussed.
11. From the start of for research get into the habit of writing everything down.

The review of literature 

Theoretical framework 

- Theory has been explained as 'a set of interrelated abstract propositions about human affairs and the social world that explain their regularities and relationships'.
- A proposition about the relationship about things.
- Theoretical framework is an explanation device 'which explains either graphically or in narrative from, the main things to be studied - the key factors, constructs or variables and the presumed relationships between them'.
- Summarising accumulated facts.

Critical review in practice 

- Any research involving humans beings has to take off the inevitably large number of variables involved.
- Establish any common patterns of behaviour of experience.

Selecting methods of data collection  

Data collection 

- What do I need to do and why?
- What is the best way to collect information (methodology)
- When I have this information what shall I do with it?

*
Quantitative
Qualitative
Case study
Action research

Writing the report 

Getting started 

- Planning
- Allow time for writing and re-writing
- Writing is a process of various stages
- Record all stages at the time
- Disipline to complete in time
- Principle of thinking on paper
- Setting days aside for writing (whole days lead to bad practice)
- Designate time slots

Structure the report 

Title page

Title of your study, your name and date. The title should accurately reflect the nature of your study.

Acknowledgements

You may wish to acknowledge the help given to you in the preparation of your report.

Contents 

The abstract 

In few words 'what your investigation is set out to do'.

Aims of the study 

A brief explanation of the purpose of your research, exam plain the research problem in a few sentences. State aims/ objectives/ hypothesis. Provide any background to the study which is necessary.

Method of data collection 

Heading may be 'some considerations of method'. This selection explains how the problem was investigated and why particular methods and techniques were employed.

Statement of results

The heart of the report will consist of text and if necessary tables and figures.

Analysis and discussion 

If your research tests certain hypothesis, then you should demonstrate whether they were or were not supported by the evidence.

*
Logic
Progression
Avoid repetition

Summary and conclusion 

Main conclusion should be summarised briefly and simply.

* Don't drop in an opinion for which no evidence is provided.

The final section should be clearly expressed to enable readers to clearly understand what research has been one and the conclusions that have been drawn from the evidence.

List of references 

Justify and support your arguments.
Allow you to make comparisons with other research.
Demonstrate your familiarity with your field of work.

* Bibliography - Includes all sources consulted during preparation of the investigation.
* Reference systematically and in alphabetical order.
* Quotations

Presentation

Generally double line spacing
Pages should be numbered
Text on one side of the page only
Leaving a left hand margin of one and a half inches

The need for revision 

Work through you first draft section by section to ensure: Sense/ accuracy/ logical sequencing/ sounds/ expression.
Use a dictionary and thesaurus

Monday, 11 November 2013

COP 3 - Research action plan

So far the research which I have covered has been helpful and informative. In terms of categorising my research I have investigated into the following:

Primary

Interviews
Surveys
Photographic documentation

Secondary 

Exhibitions
Galleries
Online research
Books

Quantitative

Statistical data
Graphs
Analysing trends
Opinions
Surveys
Questionnaires

Qualitative 

Content
Theory
Philosophy
Strategies

Research topics covered:

The nature of flowers and the value of their existence
The language of flowers
Floriography
Cultural attitudes and historical revolutions associated with flowers
Flower Power
Movements

Research to analyse:

Flowers in art
Floral design
Commerce
Value
Interiors
Fashion and textiles
Print and pattern design

Saturday, 9 November 2013

COP 3 - Reading list

I decided to keep a record of all of the books which have been useful though out this research project.

Doing your research project


Your under graduate dissertation


Amazing rare things


The culture of flowers


Nature and its symbols



Essential William Morris


William Morris and The arts and crafts home


Western Ornament 


Royal Botanic Gardens Kew


Wall Papers


Illuminations


The Culture Industry


1980's Fashion print 


Print in fashion


Digital textile design 


The cutting edge of wallpaper


Tricia Guild Pattern


I Do.. 


Haute Couture Embroidery



Wednesday, 6 November 2013

COP 3 - Lecture 3

Lecture 3

Methodologies & Critical Analysis

Methods 

How the information you have found is 
- Sourced
- Collected 
- Collated 
- Presented 

Refer back to previous lectures that have emphasised the importance of evidence.

Clearly thinking about where you get your information from, how your going to go about it, and what angle your going to take on it. 

You need to show that your are in control of your project. 

Methodology - A systematic way of sifting through information to get to the point. 

Methodology - Underling principles and systems to approach research. 

Theories - These can hep you decide upon the methods you use alternatively the material you find may suggest the appropriate. Theory is one element of a methodology.

Important - Choose the theories and method most appropriate to your subject 

1. Methods - Make decisions about how to collect your information 
2. Theories - Choose a relevant theoretical stand point 
3. Application - Apply these to your study 
4. Outcome - Explicitly outline this in the introduction, address suggested failings in the conclusion

Critical analysis 

Being critical:
'To separate' or 'To choose' 
Skepticism 
Seasonal thinking 
'Stepping away' and using evidence and logic to your conclusions 
*Your opinion needs to be arrived at after a formed body of research of evidence and logic. 

Perspectives:
Where was the author/ artist/ designer/ photographer situated?
- Being critical is about interrogating the sources your using.
- The meaning and bias is not jet located in the thing itself.

Where am I coming from:
- How is my choice of topic influenced by my emotions, aspirations, context. 

Context is everything: 
- Consider the influence of one or more of the following: the time, place, society, politics, economics, technology, philosophy, scientific thought. 

Evidence: 
What is the evidence for what you are saying?
Could you find more evidence to support your decisions?
Find more that one source to support your conclusions?

Evidence 
Reason
Logic
Argument 
Triangulation 

Triangulation - Evidence that you have looked at more than one source and that you have the ability to 'marry' your sources together. 

Critical analysis of a text step by step 

(insert image)

Ninth edition 
A short guide to writing about art 
Sylvan barnet

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

COP 3 - Lecture 2


Lecture 2 

Organising your research project:

- Go to library and get the book 'doing your research project'
- Study section in the library 
- Approaches to research
- Quantitive vs Qualitative 
- What metrologies suit your project best 
- What and how are you going to research 

Which are the best methods  
- Quantitive (Methods of research such as statistical data, numerical graphs, analysing trends, a body of peoples opinions, surveys and questionaries 
- Qualitative (content, theory, philosophy, different set of strategies)
- Action research (If your project is 'experiment through practice', real world situations, action in the situation, reflection on the moment)

Planning the project 
- Write down all the questions that you want to ask yourself 
- Consider each on their merits and focus on two (primary and secondary) 
- Write a 'first though' sheet for each 
- Central question and secondary question, what am I trying to achieve and is it achievable ?
- Decide on a 'working title' 
- Project outline

Consider timing 
- 12 weeks today DEADLINE 
- Consider holiday / Work / Life 
- Think about the different aspects of your working title that will needs addressing 
- Allocate timings to each 
- Draw up a project outline based on the above 
- Allow generous time for initial reading and writing up 
- Factor in tutorials  

Reading 
- Find out all the key texts on your chosen subject, plan time to read these
- Find secondary sources/ criticisms of key texts (triangulation)
- Do a literature search 
Use journals (www.jstor.org)

Organising table 
- A grid or timetable which documents all books, harvard reference, key concepts, comments, application and questions to document what links with what 

Ethics 
- Does the research involve other people, will there be participants 
- Does it involve participants who are particularly vulnerable 
- Will the study involve the discussion of sensitive topics (sexual activity, drug use)
- Are there issues of safety 

Referencing 
- Make a bibliography immediately 
- include all details  HR (name, forename, date, place, publisher, page)

Questionnaires
- Discuss with tutor about what type of questions you wish to ask 
- Avoid ambiguity, can't be vague must be precise  
- Avoid double, leading, presuming or offensive questions 

Interviews 
- Structured and unstructured interview
- How will you analyse the questions 
- Plan the interview / prepare the room 
- Interview yourself and the purpose of the interview 
- Record the interview (permission required) to transcribe 

Observation 
- Decide exactly what you need to know 
- Participent / non - participent observation 
- Request permission 
- Prepare and plan observation carefully
- Devise a suitable grid, checklist or chart 

Critical diary 
- Make sure you are clear about the purpose 
- Be disciplined - regularly update a personal dory or offer clear guidelines/ deadlines 
- Achievable targets 

Checklist 
- Dont procrastinate 
- Plan research methods carefully 
- Select the most appropriate research methods for my project
- Complete an ethics self assessment 
- Complete an extensive literature review 
- Document all stages of the process carefully 
- Produce a detailed project outline, with timings, and stick to it 
- Get the most from your supervision 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

COP 3 - Flower Power - An American 1960s Movement

Flower Power - An America 1960s Movement

When people think of America in the 1960s, they often have a romanticized idea of a decade of great music, liberal idealism, and Flower Power. It was the time when the post war baby boomers were in their adolescence, embracing counter culture ideals, expanding their minds through all kinds of drugs, and truly, living life to the fullest. The Flower Power movement reached its climax at the Woodstock Festival held in upstate New York in 1969 when an estimated 500,000 people lived in peace and harmony for three unforgettable days. Let’s look at some of the unique characteristics of the times.

Art and Architecture

The artists developed on the styles of the fifties but there was a more contemporary feel to their work. Pop art, minimalism, abstract art, assemblage art, and environmental art gained popularity during this period. The art displays the positive attitude of the artists, reflecting the affluence and technology of the period. A lot of futuristic design was introduced in architecture. With the modernist trend, tall buildings dotted the skyline and designs tended towards streamlined contemporary. There was a predominant use of light and space.

Fads and Fashion

Initially, fashion was conservative, following along the lines of the fifties. Soon, the huge number of teenagers dominated and created their own fashion. Men had crew cuts and women sported bouffant hair styles. Women wore knee length dresses though by the mid sixties, hot pants and miniskirts had become the rage. Women had short hair and men started growing their hair and mustaches. From casual plaid shirts, men started wearing bright colors, turtlenecks, wide ties, double breasted jackets, and pants suits in polyester. The Beatles popularized the Nehru Jacket among men. Bell bottoms, batik prints, fancy t-shirts, and love beads were worn by both sexes. The sixties saw the launch of Barbie dolls by Mattel and GI Joe by Hasbro. Skateboarding had become very popular, thanks to the Californians.

Historic Events and Technology

Civil rights was one of the major issues being championed in the sixties. The feminist movement gathered momentum, fighting for equal rights. An eco drive was started to reduce pollution and preserve nature. The Peace Corps were formed to improve living standards in third world countries, promoting peace and anti-war messages to all countries. Social movements were on an increase during the sixties. There was constant competition between the Russians and the Americans with regard to outer space research throughout the decade. Automobiles made the transition to a cleaner and simpler style. The computer was also invented in the sixties.

Music

The start of the sixties saw the return of Elvis Presley along with a few other popular singers. The Motown record company was set up, promoting blues and rhythm. The Beatles from England also become very popular in the United States. It was really the golden age of rock music as artists like Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, the Who, the Beach Boys, and many others produced music which defined the era. There was a change towards psychedelic rock in the mid sixties largely due to the influence of drugs. Pop, Reggae, blues and soul were a hit with the youngsters. The mood synthesizer was developed, creating a change in the music scene with a lot of experimentation.

Theatre, Film, Radio, and Television

The sixties were the era of musicals with many hit musicals like Hello Dolly, Hair, Funny Girl, Camelot, and others. The more popular of the musicals were made into movies like My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. Movies moved towards the unconventional and James Bond movies were in great demand. Radio was the main source of music and there was an introduction of the FM frequency in addition to AM. Television series were becoming popular with I Dream of Jeannie, The Flintstones, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched and The Lucy Show.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

COP 3 - Presentation feedback

Tutor name - Simon and Richard

Issues discussed at the time:

- Significance of flowers, capital of nature
- The language of flowers, symbolism
- William Blake and Shakespeare
- Emotional connection with flowers
- Role of the flower in social movements
- Arts and crafts movement
- Nouveau, art into design
- Nature, beauty and femininity

Practice:

- An exhibition - Touch, feel and smell flowers
- Flowers and graphics
- Depictions/ representations of flowers

The feedback I received highlighted the research and ideas I have so for COP so far, I aim to continue researching and investigating thoroughly into the topic of flowers.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

COP 3 - Presentation











COP Presentation informative notes:

"Does the significance of flowers lie in artistic nature of commercial value?"

The nature of flowers and the value of their existence
- To start of my research I began looking into the evolution and historical significance of flowers.
- Topics like Science History Culture Symbolism 
- Gathered some interesting facts like: "the earliest fossil of a flowering plant is dating back to 125 million years ago"
- Which lead me on the Charles Darwin's fascination with flowering plants, "abominable mystery" - Charles Darwin 1879

The language of flowers:

- The influence of flowers in global culture 
- Flowers and their symbolical meaning worldwide
- Man kinds emotional connection to flowers 
- Florigraphy, which is coded messages within flowers. 
- Flowers have a symbolical meaning world wide, whether it be beauty, love, remembrance, birth or death. 
- The message conveyed through giving someone a flower can mean different words in different cultures. 
- In terms of literature looking at William Blake and William Shakepeare, 
- Look at how poets write about flowers in their work, using them as symbols and similes in their poems. Literature is art only in written form. Writers and artists both understand the connection between flowers and people. 
By the early 1800's people where using flowers as a secret message to convey their feeling to others. This was spread world wide by the 1830's.
- Red poppy means consolation 
- The use of the poppy was inspired by the Word War 1 poem ''In Flander Fields'' by John Mcrae, 1915. First used by the American Legion to commemorate american soldiers (1914-1918), and later adopted by military veteran groups in the commonwealth especially UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
- Symbols MeaningsSemiotics 
White poppies - alternatively worn to show pacifism (belief that violence, including war is unjustifiable) - peace sign is widely associated with pacifism 

Which lead me on to Social change of the 1960's:

- Revolutions 
- Historical events
- Political ideologies 
- Topics like: Flower power, how hippies embraced symbolism 
- It's rooted from the movement against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, demonstration started in the U.S in 1964. 
- Visited at the War Remnants Museum in Hoh Chi Minh city in vietnam, took photographs of propaganda posters from the American phase of the Vietnam War.


The influence of flowers in art and design:

Flowers have always been present and always will be present in artistic forms. 
- Some of the most influential and popular pieces of art and design are associated with flowers.
- Some examples are iconic works from William Blake, Van Goph,
- A lot of fashion designers use floral prints in their spring summer collections, theres a market and a lot of commercial value in floral prints
- in particular for interior too, very homely and pretty
- Nature Beauty Femininity 

Primary research:

- Photographic documentation of Asian flowers
- Investigating artistic, religious and cultural attitudes about flowers and comparing it with western culture 

Secondary research:

- Flower and butterfly exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
- Photographic documentation of flower design through historical art movements. 
- Went to a flower and butterfly exhibition at the Natural History Museum 
- Trip to the V&A museum, document floral design through the historical movements 

Practical side:

- Produce an exhibition where people can look, touch and smell flowers.
- Collect evidence of what people feel and think of or associate the flowers with. 
- Create publication based on the exhibition results.
- Peoples emotional connections with flowers
- Colour, size, smell and feel, look into textures (processes )
- Do some form of exhibition where people can touch, look and be emotionally connected to flowers, reminders. 
- A study on mankind's deep and emotional connection with flowers, produce a publication from the results 
- Fun and creative 
- Pin point flowers on a globe of flowers which have had associations with historical times, events, global culture
- Incorporate how flowers are globally significant for different reasons yet mean often the same thing but in different words. 
- Informative publication about flowers and mankind emotional connection to them 
to represent how flowers are significant to mankind

Friday, 18 October 2013

COP 3 - Primary research - V&A Museum

Whilst in London I visited a couple of galleries and museums, the most helpful one was the V&A Museum as much of the art work documented a change on floral design applied to different products.  These are some research boards I put together showing a wide range of art and design from many countries and cultures all showing elements of botany. 









Thursday, 17 October 2013

COP 3 - Primary research - Asian flower photography

Whilst travelling around South East Asia during the summer I used the opportunity to photograph a collection of flowers from the Asian origin. 









Location: South East Asia
Photography: Lisa Marina Burns
Date: July 2013