Art, Decor

IKEBANAS

Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, and form. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist’s intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece’s color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.

Another common but not exclusive aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism. That is, some arrangements may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves.

The spiritual aspect of ikebana is considered very important to its practitioners. Some practitioners feel silence is needed while making ikebana while others feel this is not necessary. It is a time to appreciate things in nature that people often overlook because of their busy lives. One becomes more patient and tolerant of differences, not only in nature, but also in general. Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms. This is also the time when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul.

words via wikipeda

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Most of these gorgeous ikebanas are made by Thai Thoman Mai Van, Ligia Miranda and Keith Stanley. The other ones I found them on Pinterest with no source.

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  • Reply Loren ortiz July 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Very creative and interesting!??

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