#5 Golden issueHistoric Beauty

Bright
 beauty

Three exciting interpretations of an antique American masterpiece specially created for The Green Gallery. Look, enjoy and lose yourself in their natural beauty_______.

Seated lady (Milton Avery, 1885)

Milton Clark Avery (March 7, 1885 – January 3, 1965) was an American modern painter. Born in Altmar, New York.
According to Mark Rothko Avery's repertoire was ‘a domestic, unheroic cast’, being: his living room, Central Park, his wife Sally, his daughter March, the beaches and mountains where they summered, cows, fish heads, the flight of birds; his friends and whatever world strayed through his studio. But from these there have been fashioned great canvases, that far from the casual and transitory implications of the subjects, have always a gripping lyricism. He was, without question, one of the greatest colorists of his time.

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Milton Avery

Milton Avery (7 March 1885 – 3 January 1965)

Seated lady (Milton Avery, 1885)

@cecilia_carlstedt

Cecilia: “My aim for this assignment was to use the given art piece as a trigger to expand and evolve my own work. The results are a series of playful ‘work in progress’ were I have experimented on the basis that Avery Milton’s work is seminal to abstract painting yet representational. It’s something that I feel like I can relate to and am also interested in exploring it further in various ways. I was instantly drawn to the beautiful colour palette of this painting, so the colours became the main focus_______.”

Cecilia Carlstedt

Cecilia has been working as a full time illustrator ever since she graduated from London College of Communication in 2003. She spent several years in London and New York but is now back in her hometown Stockholm. She has worked with a wide range of clients but is essentially linked to the world of fashion. Experimentation is an integral part of her working process. She has worked with clients such as Vogue Nippon, W magazine, Nina Ricci, Jimmy Choo, LMVH, H&M, Sephora, Lancôme and Tiffany & Co.
https://www.instagram.com/cecilia_carlstedt/

Cecilia: “My aim for this assignment was to use the given art piece as a trigger to expand and evolve my own work. The results are a series of playful ‘work in progress’ were I have experimented on the basis that Avery Milton’s work is seminal to abstract painting yet representational. It’s something that I feel like I can relate to and am also interested in exploring it further in various ways. I was instantly drawn to the beautiful colour palette of this painting, so the colours became the main focus_______.”

‘IT'S SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE AMAZED AND CHARMED BY THE BEAUTY OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS_______.’

Cecilia: “I believe the influence of plants and flowers are one of the greatest sources of inspiration for most artists either directly or through interpretation in the history of art. On my bookshelf I have numerous books of botanicals and art influenced by nature. It's simply impossible not to be amazed and charmed by the beauty of flowers and plants. My walk to my studio in Stockholm, I pass what I consider one of the nicest flower shops in the area. The street is overflowing with mixes of exotic variations. The way they collect and gather into bunches of such beautiful constructions greatly inspires me and put me in a good mood.
I live in a relatively northern area of the world, and one which has very defined seasons. The trees that line the street where I live are a really important indication of the seasons coming and going. I’m looking out the window right now and see the deep and rich autumn leaves and understand that soon snow will arrive. I guess the vegetation around us, defines a lot about who we are_______.”

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Flowercast

Roses
Poppy

Illustrations
Cecilia Carlstedt

Illustrations
Cecilia Carlstedt

Flowercast

Roses
Poppy

Seated lady (Milton Avery, 1885)

@indiahobson

“Milton Avery painted with vigour. His work is bright and full of life and colour; I took the orange from this particular piece and used that as my focal point. It was also influenced by the incredible Rachel Ruysch, whose artwork I saw in the National Portrait Gallery not very long ago. The level of detail in her work is incredible and I wanted to work with a similar lighting concept; as though the light chooses what you see and suggests that there is a world held within the dark areas of the image.”

India Hobson

India Hobson is a UK based editorial photographer, working for clients such as T Magazine, Le Monde and the Telegraph as well as Kinfolk and Oh Comely magazine. She photographs people, places and objects for a world of different uses.
indiahobson.co.uk
@indiahobson

‘WEEDS ARE FLOWERS TOO, ONCE YOU GET TO KNOW THEM_______.’ — A. A. MILNE

“Flowers are a funny thing; they’re with you all the way through life and yet they mean so many different things at different times. My relationship with flowers probably started before I was aware that it was a relationship - I remember the sofa cushions at my big grandma’s house, the dried arrangement hung on the back of her kitchen door and her wild garden that served as a playground for my brother and I. Visiting friend’s gardens and spending hours with them mushing up rose heads to make ineffective perfumes and scattering petals all about their lawn, picking tiny little daisies to float on yoghurt pot ponds in our miniature Blue- Peter style gardens. As a teenager I pushed plants aside, not noticing them except for knowing which tree to meet my friends under, or if I received an ugly plastic-wrapped stem from a Valentine. It’s only during my adult life that I feel I’ve really tuned in to the natural world; flowers play a huge part of my life as I regularly work with the incredible florist Anna Potter and she’s taught me a new world of beauty. At home plants are my thing; our house is home to more than a hundred plants and each one means something different to me. A house isn’t a home without plants in it_______.”

My favorite Flowers

“It changes on a weekly basis - I like foliage rather than flowers so maybe a Begonia, a Pelargonium or something with exotic leaves.”

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Flowercast

Rose
Astrantia
Hypericum
Nasturtium (homegrown)
Heuchera
Eucalyptus
Wild Blackberries
Foraged foliage

Photography
India Hobson

Photography
India Hobson

Flowercast

Rose
Astrantia
Hypericum
Nasturtium (homegrown)
Heuchera
Eucalyptus
Wild Blackberries
Foraged foliage

Seated lady (Milton Avery, 1885)

@the.daily.splice

Adam: “To me, the flowers in the painting depict the emotional state of the female figure on the right of the composition. The colours are deep and intense but I sense a negative emotion due to the posture of the woman so I have played on this theme in my images. The female figures in my collages bring a somber element to an otherwise colourful piece and this is the contrast I was aiming to achieve. The vibrancy of the flowers are balanced with the models’ serious expressions and postures_______.”

Adam Hale

Adam Hale is from Preston in the north of England and he moved to London to study Graphic Design. He now works as a Marketing Manager in the day but in his free time he creates analogue artwork for personal and commissioned projects. He has worked with clients such as Adidas, Christian Louboutin, Viktor&Rolf, Mercedes-Benz Fashion and YouTube.

@the.daily.splice

‘A WEED IS BUT AN UNLOVED FLOWER_______.’ — Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Adam uses a very precise cut and paste technique to create slightly strange but hugely attractive images with flowers and humans. Petals beneath eyes for weird eyelining, lovers who hug surrounded by a cocon of flowerpetals, florals as brains, he sure loves surrealism.
Adam: “To be honest, I never had much of an interest in flowers and plants as a child but one of my strongest memories is the smell of cut- grass during the spring and summer months. My lovely wife chose double tulips, ranunculus and gypsophila for our wedding so those flowers also will always be important to me. My mother loved to have a few bunches of fresh flowers in the house so I grew up surrounded by them. She also had very beautiful flower-beds in our garden to tend to, but at the time I didn’t take really much notice of them. Besides this influence from the women in my life, I at first became truly interested in flowers and plants from the moment I started practicing the art of collage. When I’m flicking through magazines looking for suitable imagery I always keep hold of the flowers and plants because I think they provide a powerful contrast when I use them alongside images of humans. Many of my collages contain a hint of flowers because one of the major themes in my artwork is the relationship (or the lack of it...) between humans and nature. Sure, humans are an important part of nature but we appear to be edging further and further away from our roots. It’s yet to be seen whether that’s a good thing or not_______.”
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Flowercast

Wallflower ‘Purple Shades’
Rose
Alstroemeria ‘Perfect Blue’
Barnhaven Primula
Dahlias
Allium Insubricum

Collages
Adam Hale

Collages
Adam Hale

Flowercast

Wallflower ‘Purple Shades’
Rose
Alstroemeria ‘Perfect Blue’
Barnhaven Primula
Dahlias
Allium Insubricum