Every year on the first Sunday of September the small community in Zundert, Netherlands holds an extremely competitive parade of flowers called Bloemencorso. It began in 1936 and continues to this day. The neighborhood volunteers devote countless hours to building the beautiful eye candy; spending months building the car portion. The flowers are applied to the float within the frantic, final moments before the competition. “It is a day full of fatigue, excitement and emotion because after the procession, the results are announced. The winning car takes the main stage at the market. That moment is the climax of the parade, the Zundert Jubilee where the builders of the winning float burst with joy and celebrate their victory.” I would love to experience the emotions and see the beautiful floats first hand! Check out more of the floats and the winner on the Bloemencorso website, here.
Previously, I’ve featured the talented illustrator in St. Paul, Teagan White. Since then, she has posted more intricate renderings of flora and fauna, cute anthropomorphic critters, illustrative typography, and everything in between. Teagan begins each piece with an inky drawing and then digitizes them to add her harmonious color schemes. Check out her website, here, to see more of her incredible art! And for a wonderful treat, check out her Society6 page to purchase prints.
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Artist Emma Uber, of Australia, paints incredibly colorful portraits. Her series of oils and pastels incorporate beautifully detailed—and mainly feminine—faces that blend into backgrounds filled with thick, vibrant strokes, drips and smears of paint, and bursts of colorful shapes and flowers. Her use of a strong color palette and aggressive strokes, set against the soft features and expressionless faces, sparks an intense curiosity about each of her subjects. Voyeurism to the extreme. The women featured within Emma’s portraits are dripping with the seduction of James Bond’s fierce femme fatales. To see more of Emma’s beautiful paintings and works in progress, check out her website and facebook page.
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Tags: arts, Australian Artist, Emma Uber, fierce femme fatales, Oil Painting, Paint, Pastel, Portraits