ROME: 40,000 FLOWERS FROM HOLLAND FOR ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SQUARES IN THE WORLD

Truly spectacular, this year, the floral decoration of St. Peter’s Square in Rome on the occasion of the Easter celebrations, on Sunday March 31. For the 28th consecutive year Flower Council of Holland created the impressive floral show to welcome the new Pope Francesco. The varieties most represented were white roses (3,000), daffodils (10,000 more than 6000 different colors yellow) and lilies (600). And, of course, the inevitable tulips in 20,000 various shades. A total of about 40,000 between plants, flowering branches and cut flowers were used to decorate St. Peter’s Square, the staircase and the central loggia. This  tradition began in 1985. And also on the last Sunday, skilled hands and great creativity celebrated one of the most famous squares in the world.  

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Photos by Charles Lansdorp (Flower Council of Holland)

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THIS POST IS TOP INFLUENCER AT WIKIPEDIA ART -  LINKEDIN GROUPS - THIS WEEK

THIS POST IS TOP INFLUENCER AT WIKIPEDIA ART – LINKEDIN GROUPS – THIS WEEK

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LACER/ACTIONS PHOTO GALLERY: THERAPEUTICAL COLORS FOR SPRINGTIME

Fellow bloggers suggested me to gather in a photo gallery all the “Spring Wings” images series that I posted during last week. So, I exceptionally  present eight artworks coming from one of the most astonishing torn posters I ever seen so far during my “Lacer/actions” research about ripped ads and urban signs. It’s a sort of Easter egg ‘s surprise…and a way to thank so many people who appreciate my artworks. That huge torn poster was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of dyes and shapes. Therapeutical colors for springtime…  Enjoy them!

IS IT A TEARDROP? OR A PEARL OF SUN? OR A DEW-DROP? : AN “HAIGA” FOR EASTER

 

And then I’ll tell them

to guess if it’s a teardrop

or a pearl of sun

or a dew-drop…”

David Maria Turoldo

(From Poem: “For Easter Morning” )

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E poi gli dirò di indovinare

se sia una lacrima

o una perla di sole

o una goccia di rugiada…”

David Maria Turoldo

(Da “Per il Mattino di Pasqua”)

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© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, LaceR/Azioni

A special Haiga to wish a very Happy Easter… The words are from a beautiful poem (“For Easter Morning” ) by a great Italian poet, David Maria Turoldo (1916-1992). Artwork comes from my “Spring Wings” Lacer/actions series: it’s not a painting; it is a realistic pictures, as the other 35.000 images I have created so far for my Lacer/actions project about torn posters and urban signs.      

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Uno specialissimo Haiga per augurare Buona Pasqua. Le parole sono tratte da una bella poesia (“Per il mattino di Pasqua”) scritta dal grande poeta Davide Maria Turoldo (1916-1992). L’artwork fa parte della serie “Ali di Primavera” per il progetto Lacer/azioni – Immagini sulla (pubbli)Città Strappata – di Roberto Alborghetti.