Flower Travels

Flower Art in Bloom: Inspiration From the 2015 Macy’s Flower Show

April 3, 2015

Taking inspiration from some of history’s most prominent artists and movements, the 2015 Macy’s Flower Show was one for the (art) history books. A walk through the center of the world’s largest Macy’s store (fun fact: it has its own zip code), takes visitors on a tour through time; starting from Ancient Greece with stops in the Renaissance movement, surrealism, pop art and more!

Here are four of our favorite flower works from the 2015 Macy’s Flower Show and the artists that inspired them.

Floral Art Inspiration: Roy Lichtenstein

Known for his comic strip-inspired works of Pop Art, American artist Roy Lichtenstein’s unique style can be automatically recognized in the words “bloom” pictured above.

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Floral Art Inspiration: Monet

As one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, Claude Monet was known for his depiction of nature and landscapes. Just look at how the vibrant blooms bring his famous lily pads to life!

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Floral Art Inspiration: Mondrian

Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, one of the founding fathers of the Neo-Plasticism movement, was known famously for his abstract paintings of colored squares. The flower show used a blend of colored vases and flowers to create a vision similar to his most famous works of art.

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Floral Art Inspiration: Myron of Eleutherae

Although the name of Ancient Grecian artist Myron of Eleutherae may not be as familiar as his iconic sculpture of the Discus Thrower, this work of art was one of the oldest represented at the Flower Show.

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