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  1. History of Floral Design – Oriental Style

  2. Today’s Lesson will: • Define negative space • Contrast Chinese and Japanese art • Show symbolism of flowers and designs

  3. Oriental Influences • First known floral designers • Focus on linear form and plant material • Negative space important

  4. Negative Space • Space is the empty areas between flowers and other materials

  5. Flowers • Chysanthemum – grown as a flowering herb by the Chinese, Japanese adopted the flower as their seal. • Easter lily – native to Japan • Bamboo – emblem of modesty • Hollow stems – represented an empty heart

  6. Containers • Bowls, jars, tall vases, low basins • Made of pottery, porcelain or pewter • Decorative patterns

  7. Chinese Vs. Japanese • Chinese • Less stylized • Use of few flowers and interesting branches • Use of vertical element

  8. Chinese vs. Japanese • Chinese • At most 3 types of flowers in vase • Focus on Ying and yang (dainty and strong) • Lines portray movement • Flowers one color or 2-3 harmonious colors

  9. Japanese Follow strict rules Natural growth patterns are considered Ikebana – flower arranging Design symbolism Shin = Heaven Soe = Man Tai = Earth Chinese Vs. Japanese

  10. Chinese Vs. Japanese • Japanese • Use of minimalism • Lines portray growth • Arrangements reach toward the viewer • Asymmetrical balance is used

  11. Review • What is negative space? • Space between materials • Which oriental influence did not have strict rules in designing art? • Chinese