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1. This round bouquet in the romanic style was composed using the shades and hues currently a la mode, burgundies and crimsons. The floral composition by Mme Runkle contains, among other flowers, astranta major, ranunculus, roses, alchemilla mollis, tulips, dianthis barbatus, and various greens.
2. This composition was created by Pauline Runkle for the "Art-in-Bloom"
festival at the Museum of Fine Arts in 1991. Different elements were used in
conceptualizing this arrangement: peonies, branches of apple blossoms, calla lilies,
hydrangeas, spirea, tulips, moss, and stones, Mme Runkle wanted to give an oriental flavor
to her composition, and achieved this feel with the lantern and container she used.
3. This piece was created by Mme Runkle for the "Art-in-Bloom" festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1992. The composition was displayed at the entrance of the exposition entitled "European and American Impressionism--Crosscurrents." In creating the arrangement, Mme Runkle attempted to reproduce the effect of Monet's gardens, gardens that were a source of inspiration to the great painter. At the same time, she wanted to give an oriental feel to her composition, as the beauty of the Orient was often a source of inspiration for both American and European impressionist painters. In her composition, she used (among others), roses, tulips, spirea, peonies, lilies, Queen Ann's Lace, dogwood blossoms, and willow branches. The container was created by David Berman, Trustworth Studios, North Scituate, Massachusetts.
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