Monthly Archives: June 2013

Newport Flower Show

A week ago, Jade-Eastern Obsessions, the 2013 Newport Flower Show, filled the stately halls and rich lawns of Rosecliff.  This annual show is produced by and benefits the Preservation Society of Newport County. Rosecliff was designed by Stanford White of … Continue reading

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Paper weaving…

At the March 2013 session of Bouquets in Motion in Philadelphia, workshop leaders, Jane and Cres, showed us how to work with copper mesh grid to create  a perfect surface to embellish with paper. Artists’ papers are torn against a … Continue reading

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Renaissance Man

Guiseppe Archimboldo (1527-1593) was a Renaissance painter famous for his portraits composed from fruits, vegetables, and plants.  This portrait of Rudolph II called “Vertumnus” (1590) shows how Archimboldo used the qualities of a myriad of vegetables to create a human … Continue reading

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