Thursday, 23 April 2009

Floral Arrangement

The Dutch-Flemish flower arrangement style were based on baroque floral still life of arrangement seen through flower paintings by the great masters of that age, most famous was Ambrosius II Bosschaert (1573-1621).

These arrangements are well-proportion and quite compact. Traditionally it is arrange in a tall urn-shaped vase, usually about 1 1/2 the height of the vessel itself. Another distinguishing characteristic of the arrangement is the great variety of flowers within one bouquet.
It is thought that the artists of that period never actually arranged the flower bouquets or painted their pictures using an actually arrangements.
This explains why short-stemmed flowers are positioned high and flower from all seasons are placed side by side.