More than simply putting flowers in a container, ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form.
Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The artist’s intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece’s color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement.
Another aspect present in ikebana is its employment of minimalism.
The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, and earthThe container is a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikebana.My best friend Carmen had made a Ikebana Course (you can find out more here http://csrj.ro/) and she invite me to a flower exposition in a very nice decor at the City Hall of District 2 (http://www.ps2.ro/www/ps2/stiri/1460/Cursuri-de-ikebana) and this was a wonderfull experience for me to know more about it and to see such beautifull flower arrangements. I let you to enjoy the photos.
Do you like the flowers?Which one?