Iris series

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cynthia Cox Moore (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph Crivy

Abstract: This series of iris paintings has developed from a very real admiration for a plant that has been a favorite of different civilizations for thousands of years. In her volume "The Iris Book" Molly Price has as frontispiece a fresco from the Palace of Knosses on Crete showing a plumed priest-king standing in a mass of waist-high iris.1 This early portrayal dates back 4,000 years. The structure of the flower itself is its most striking feature, a quality contemporary breeders emphasize in the development of black and white forms. The color range apparently is unlimited which invites free manipulation of color. Since there are 200 members of iris species recognized there is ample opportunity to experiment with forms, a challange to grower and artist alike.

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Language: English
Date: 1972

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