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"Petal to Stem", Second Saturday in Boerne, TX 9-14-2013

“Petal to Stem”

Second Saturday Art & Wine

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art

***Join J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art and four other galleries in Boerne, Texas as they continue celebrating Boerne’s Second Saturday Art & Wine on September 14, 2013 from 4 pm – 8 pm.

--“Petal to Stem”, a curatorial hanging of a collection of floral paintings takes a look at the various impressionistic qualities of Mother Nature’s elaborate reproductive gem.

Decorative, functional, and medicinal, flowers have played many vital roles. 120 million year old flower fossils have been discovered on the graves of Neanderthals in Iraqi caves. Romans gave floral wreaths for victorious competitors. Indigenous cultures as well as New Age practitioners have used flowers, pollen, and scent for rituals as well as homeopathy.

From the earliest known floral art of the Egyptians to the personalized flower portraits of the Gothic era to the 17th century Dutch and 19th century impressionists – and onward to Van Gogh, O’Keefe, and Warhol arriving at Jose Vives-Atsara and Darryl Trott; flowers in art are found throughout mankind’s full existence.

Floral still-lifes and landscapes can be relaxing, calm and meditative as well as jubilant and energetic “Petal to Stem” showcases these emotions as well as many more, granting individual observation and reception as key to this seemingly aromatic art appreciation.

Gi Salmon’s “Peruvian Lily” portrays a picturesque and up-close rendition of the South American beauty, while Darryl Trott delivers an overhead point of view of a bountiful bouquet; both artists maximize blurred backgrounds to refocus the attention back to the still life.

The vase full of purple flowers painted by Jamie Lisa compliments the traditional composition of K. Yoon’s Floral Delight. While on the other hand the photorealism of Tulok’s red roses on copper panel contrast the impressionistic whips of color that formulate Jose Vives-Atsara’s “Wildflowers”.

Jamie Lisa, "Purple Delight", Oil, 24" x 20" , $400.00

Jose Vives-Atsara, "Wildflowers", Oil, 10" x 8", $4,250.00

J.R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art, Boerne Gallery

Second Saturday Art and Wine

Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 4 pm – 8 pm

J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art
305 S. Main St., Boerne, TX 78006

Contact Gabriel Diego Delgado at J. R. Mooney Galleries of Fine Art / 8302 Broadway / San Antonio, TX. 78209 / 210.828.8214

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