Flower art can be very beautiful. Artists often express emotions in their art as well as portray the beauty in nature when they do it appropriately and in a way that audiences will enjoy. It can come in many different forms. Some types of flower art include photos, paintings, drawings, and pressed flowers.
Photographers take photos of an endless number of items. Flowers seem to be a popular choice for photography. Some of these photos might be used for things like calendars, desktop backgrounds on computers, or even wall decorations when the photos are framed. Some photographers simply photograph flowers as they are in their surroundings outdoors or even indoors and others situate the flowers in a pleasing arrangement for the camera.
Flower paintings are another popular medium for art. There are oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings of flowers along with other types of paint. However, the ones listed are the most common types of paint that are used.
There are several types of styles also. It seems that some paintings show exactly what the artist saw at the time he or she was creating the artwork. This style is known as realism because it shows realistic details. Other artists focus on expressing feelings or exploring shapes or colors. This is known as abstraction because it is not completely realistic but focuses more on the subjective form or how the main idea of the painting makes people feel.
There are even artists that specialize in creating paintings of flowers. Some of these painters who are American include Martin Johnson Heade, Maria Oakey Dewing, and Georgia O'Keeffe. There are also other Dutch, French, German, Belgian, Spanish, Flemish and Danish flower painters. The list goes on and on, starting from as early as the 1500's (and possibly even earlier) through today.
Another popular form of flower art is that of flower drawings. These make viewers appreciate the simple beauty in flowers. Drawings include quite a bit of detail. While they will not be as exact as photographs, the essence of the flowers and overall feel of the scene can be capture with other effects such as atmospheric perspective or exaggeration. This makes certain parts of the drawing stand out more than others and brings it to life.
Another form of art that involves flowers is that of pressed flowers. This is easy and can be a fun project to do. It is not expensive to do this and the equipment is easy to find. Flower presses can be found and purchased at craft stores, even though they are not always necessary. Flowers, absorbent paper, pressure, and warmth are the only things that are needed in order to press flowers. While there are not many specific pressed flower artists, it is still a popular form of art involving flowers.