Monday, 19 June 2017

Peonies and Dancers





Lustre glaze ceramic bowl by Margery Clinton  (1931-2005)

Margery became a specialist in lustre glazes as a result of research done at the Royal College of Art in the 1970s.  An inventory of her recipes and research is now held in the National Library of Scotland .....
















Looking at these fading peony petals I see dance costumes  .....
















Dancers by Edgar Degas (1834-1917)  .....














Dancer and Peony petals  .....



Thank you for visiting


Images 7,8,9.10: Degas  -  source Wikipedia

Shared with :    All Seasons    Mosaic Monday    Our World Tuesday 

22 comments:

  1. Hello, Ruby,
    Surprisingly transparent your flowers in the photos. Those fragile petals are co beautiful.I enjoyed the ballet painting and the sketch by Degas.
    Happy new week to you!

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  2. Very beautiful flowers and petals.

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  3. WOW!!! clear beautiful shots, luv the last mosaic best of the lot
    Happy Mosaic Monday

    much love...

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  4. I have alway loved Degas' paintings! So true, the fading petals are like dancing skirts. Beautiful.

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  5. The images of the centre of the peony is almost mesmerising and tempt us to look ever more closely. The petals do resemble tutus don't they? What stunning mosaics you've brought to MM this week, merci!

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  6. Totally agree with you, that the many petals of the peony is reminiscent of a dancer's tutu. Your post is beautiful and well done!Many thanks for sharing the beauty of color and airiness with All Seasons! Much appreciated on a morning of 90+ degree weather! Have a lovely week - I'm going to dance now (I'ld wish as feather light and elegant as the peonies:) )

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  7. What a lovely post!! Very imaginative. Made me smile!!

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  8. The way to my heart is paper pink petals and petticoats!

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  9. Wonderful images of the flowers. You captured so many gorgeous details! The dancers are awesome, too.

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  10. Hi! Ruby. Your peony petals's photos look like dancer's costumes. I like Degas's paintings very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Lovely macro floral shots ~ all very creative and beautiful ~ ^_^

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog ^_^

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  12. Thank you for your sharing your imagination and creativity!

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  13. Dear Ruby – What an artistic and lyrical post! I really like it when you thought of dance costumes to see fading peony petals. The dancer at the center of a mosaic would be a spirit of Peony. The translucent texture and subtle color of the fourth, fifth and sixth images are so delicately beautiful. I myself thought of my grandchild’s ballet tutu to see fresh cherry blossoms.

    Yoko

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  14. Gorgeous flowers. The Peonies were lovely and I just loved how they reminded you of dancers costumes. (They do) Such lovely photos and paintings.

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  15. I saw lovely skirts as well. Such beautiful blooms, photos and your presentation in the top photo. Just lovely.

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  16. So beautiful aspects captured! Indeed, a wonderful perspective in your mix of pictures. Delicate flowers and impressionism in art. Thanks for sharing all this beauty!
    A very lovely day and creative weekend, too!

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  17. Beautiful collection of floral pictures...very expressive and wonderful! Love the ceramic bowl,so stunning! And Edgar Degas..gorgeous!
    Happy Summer Solstice to you too!
    Victoria

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  18. Your peony petals do look like silk and yes they would make the most gorgeous ballet costumes!! Brilliant photography.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and have a wonderful week :)

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  19. A stunningly beautiful post Ruby! The comparison photos of the peonies and the paintings of the dancers are perfect -- beautiful how you thought of that and illustrated it. And the beautiful original bowl is just perfect for your bouquet..... your charming collection made me smile this morning! Thank you.

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