Flowers of Romance

18 Feb 2015 – 1 Apr 2015

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White Conduit Projects

London, United Kingdom


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We are planning to have a painting show based on the theme of the flower.
The aim of this show is to  reawaken  the flower genre within art.


The flower is recognizable everywhere and is universal. They are very mundane but they play important roles at life events including weddings, funerals and birthdays. 
Many flowers have significant meanings and effects. For example in Japan 
the chrysanthemum is a symbol of the emperor and the imperial family.
Netherlandish Painting interconnected with Baroque aesthetics, The Rin-School 
absorbed Japanese imagery making it noble and delicate, Impressionism brought 
light to Europe, Georgia O’Keeffe moved the  flower towards abstraction, 
Andy Warhol made flowers pop. Takashi Murakami broke through the boundaries 
of traditional Japanese painting. The flower is always symbolic of something else, 
often representing the fragility of life.

Throughout art history flower painting has been a very popular subject, in 
contemporary art it has become less common, art schools no longer teach it as part
of the curriculum and it is often seen as a minor  tradition within still life painting. 
‘Flowers of Romance’ attempts to revitalise this once eminent artistic genre and place it 
in a contemporary context. It deserves to be under the spotlight  as this beautiful 
and fascinating subject encompasses all human history and drama.

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Yuki Miyake

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Miho Sato

Susan Sluglett

Jake Clark

Jeremy Willett

Mandy Hudson

Yu-Chen Wang

Howard Rogers

Christina Niederberger

Bella Easton

Andy Haper


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