Bloom: Art, Flowers & Emotion

May 4, 2021|
Bloom: Art, Flowers & Emotion by Rachel Giles
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A remarkable new book providing unique insight into Tate’s collection through the depiction of plants and flowers

With their delightful colors, incredible natural beauty, and fascinating "otherness," it is no surprise that flowers and plants have long captivated artists. They have come to symbolize a gamut of complex human emotions, including hope, delight, love, compassion, gratitude, grief, and loss. The fragility of flowers is a poignant reminder of the fleeting nature of life. Their sensory appeal—to our sight, smell, touch and even, sometimes, taste—brings us into the present moment, and they can affect our well-being in surprisingly healing ways. Bloom is a compendium of 100 of the most beautiful floral works from Tate’s collection. Designed to encourage slow, mindful looking, it will bring reflection, restoration, and joy.
Rachel Giles is a writer, editor, and lecturer on art, design, and architecture. She has worked in-house for The National Gallery, Royal Museums Greenwich, and Foster + Partners and freelance for Tate, V&A, Gagosian, and many other museums, galleries, and arts organizations. Her writing includes The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture whic...
Title:Bloom: Art, Flowers & Emotion
Product dimensions:144 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:144 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.75 in
Published:May 4, 2021
Publisher:Tate Publishing
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781849767415

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