Fleurs De Viiles 2024

“The road less traveled is a path of growth, wisdom, and ultimately, self-fulfillment.” – M. Scott Peck

Celebrating “Artiste” with the media of flowers by “Fleurs De Villes” @ 900 shops Michigan Ave in Chicago. Being an interior designer my most favorite subjects are Aesthetics and Design. With my keen eye I learned and engrossed with what I do! It may be interior, fashion, photography, culinary, Music, sculpture, floral art and many more. If all these media are celebrating finest artists who left their mark for centuries for their work, with the media of flowers how could I stop myself!!

Here’s “ Out of the Box” expression of my art inspired by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian’s Abstract Art.

Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter and art theoretician who is regarded as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is known for being one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art.

Mondrian’s art was highly utopian and was concerned with a search for universal values and aesthetics. He proclaimed in 1914: “Art is higher than reality and has no direct relation to reality. To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual. We find ourselves in the presence of an abstract art. Art should be above reality, otherwise it would have no value for man.”

He was a contributor to the De Stijl art movement. To create ‘universal beauty’ Mondrian eventually decided to limit his formal vocabulary to the three primary colors (red, blue and yellow), the three primary values (black, white and gray) and the two primary directions (horizontal and vertical) He encountered experiments in Cubism.

Mondrian’s work had an enormous influence on 20th century art, influencing not only the course of abstract painting and numerous major styles and art movements (e.g. Color Field painting, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism), but also fields outside the domain of painting, such as design, architecture and fashion. Design historian Stephen Bayley said: “Mondrian has come to mean Modernism. His name and his work sum up the High Modernist ideal. I don’t like the word ‘iconic’, so let’s say that he’s become totemic – a totem for everything Modernism set out to be.

Many thanks to entire team of Fleurs De Viiles, 900 shops and Kennicot Chicago.

Last but not least my sincere gratitude to my friend Kelly and my hubby Pramod and thanks to all the people who stopped by and shared their happiness with smile and kind words of appreciation!!