In contrast with the merely ornamental nature
of Western flower compositions, the Ikebana art aims at creating a sinergy
between linear composition, rhythm and colour.
is a composition in constant movement that changes with the blooming
of flowers, while maintaining the same aspect. While the Western taste
highlights quantity and colours of flowers, with a specific focus on
their beauty, the Japanese are more interested in the linear aspects
of the decoration and have reached such a high level of perfection in
this art that vases, stems, leaves and branches are all integral parts
of the compisition.
whole Japanes flower composition is based on three principals that recall
sky, earth and man. Full and empty spaces mix together, thus creating
harmony and plasticity. Ikebana dates back to the VI Century.
by Lucia Pierelli, Giuseppe Cesareo, Giuseppe Ranocchiari and Rosanna