FLOWERS, ART & EMOTION, Hardcover
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.