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.

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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