Avant Garde 17 …Floral Friday

For Friday the 13th, positive, forward appearing style seems the way to go, today.  This time of the year, the last thing I’m interested in is orthodoxy of any sort. Now is one of those times my restless mind feels most free.


The boldly illustrated small vase is surprisingly heavy.  It’s weight allowed me to utilize a tropical element and really go anywhere in the imagination.


The vintage McCoy ewer pitcher vase was avant garde in its day. The style is readily adaptable to the most updated floral styles of today.


The multi-colored art-glass vase from Japan is appealing on its own.  A simple play with line and color is all that is needed to enhance the piece.

mini-moiThe Blue Jay of Happiness quotes the art critic, Robert Hughes. “What has our culture lost in 1980 that the avant-garde had in 1890? Ebullience, idealism, confidence, the belief that there was plenty of territory to explore, and above all the sense that art, in the most disinterested and noble way, could find the necessary metaphors by which a radically changing culture could be explained to its inhabitants.”

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.
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3 Responses to Avant Garde 17 …Floral Friday

  1. lindaj says:

    I always look forward to Floral Friday, and today your florals are especially beautiful!

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