Category Archives: Flowers in the Arts

Petal Talk explores the huge part that flowers play in the arts from music to flower paintings and drawings, to movies and more.

Art in Bloom: A Closer Look at Jeff Koons’ Split Rocker

Half toy rocking horse, half dinosaur rocking horse, towering at 37 feet and adorned in over 50,000 flowering plants, Jeff Koons’ exhibit, Split Rocker, seems like something from a fairy tale. In an interview with The Fondation Beyeler, Koons describes … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Vase: Inspiring Quotes about Roses

Sometimes, a rose is just a rose. However, more often than not – especially in the case of literature – a rose represents something far greater; the rose can represent love, hope, and even life. Here are fourteen quotes about … Continue reading

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Gardens of the Written Word: Popular Literature with Plants and Flowers in Their Title

From food to fashion, flowers have been prevalent in every aspect of culture and man-made creations, and literature is no exception. Plants and Flowers in Literature: “Flowers for Algernon,” Daniel Keyes This classic American fictional short story follows the progress of … Continue reading

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Flower Photography in High-Def: An Interview With Filmmaker and Photographer Andrew Zuckerman

Here at Petal Talk, we live and breathe flowers in their every form. Whether we’re discovering new ways to decorate with fresh blossoms, creating our own DIY flowers or spotting our favorite blooms in works of art, flowers are what … Continue reading

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The Magic of Flowers in the Movies

“Poppies. Poppies will put them to sleep,” the Wicked Witch of the West cackles in The Wizard of Oz. And put them to sleep the poppies certainly did. But how did the filmmakers put that field of poppies on the … Continue reading

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A Flower in Your Hair from Billie Holiday to Effie Trinket

People have been wearing flowers in their hair since… well, perhaps since Eve spotted the first fig blossom and tucked it behind her ear.  It’s probably the oldest form of adornment in the world, and it’s a custom that’s found … Continue reading

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Flowers in Art: Sargent’s “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose”

Two little girls stand in a garden at dusk, intently lighting the candles in Chinese lanterns; lilies tower over them. Everything glows in this painting: the white dresses on the girls, the girls’ faces, the lanterns—and the lilies. This is … Continue reading

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