Henri Matisse, one of Fauvism’s parents, said that “there are always flowers for those who want to see them”. Undoubtedly, that is the spirit of FLORA, a new festival dedicated to floral art that will see the light in Cordoba from 20 to 29 October. Other images 3 Photos The first edition of the International Flower Festival of Córdoba will gather in the Andalusian city several international and national artists of this genre, still little known in our country, which will intervene nine institutional courtyards of the city.
In total, nine ephemeral and special floral installations will be created for the occasion and can be visited free of charge during those ten days. Undoubtedly, one of the great charms of this new festival lies in the symbiosis that will take place between such traditional spaces as the Andalusian patios and an art as contemporary and innovative as the floral. FLORA will also recognize the work of the participating artists by awarding three prizes with 60,000, 40,000 and 20,000 euros respectively.
In this way it is intended to place on the international map to this new festival the flowers of Cordoba. As a succulent morsel of what is to come, FLORA has already confirmed the presence of the Australian collective Loose Leaf and the Spanish artist Isabel Marias and also proudly displays the image of its official poster for which has had the collaboration of Katie Scott, one of the greatest exponents of the contemporary botanical drawing. The artist has made a floral composition exclusively for the festival from several illustrations of flowers included in her popular book Botanicum (2016). FLORA is a private initiative of Zizai Hotels S.L. co-organized by the City of Córdoba and its objective is to disseminate the virtues of this almost unheard of art in our country and place the city as the epicenter of contemporary floral art.