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Archive for January 2009

January 1, 2009

 

a single bright red rose in full bloom.

The Change Of The Year

Ringing In the New Year With Percy Shelley, Dorothy Parker and (Of course!) Flowers.

January 8, 2009

 

a painting of an alligator with a snake in its mouth.

Botanical Explorers

Botanical artists who traveled with explorers played a large part in documenting plant and animal specimens from newly discovered lands.

January 15, 2009

 

a field of bright orange wildflowers.

The Flower Portraits Of A.R. Valentien

Although Valentien had no botanical training, he created watercolors of Californian wildflowers that are accurate, delicate and breathtakingly beautiful.

January 22, 2009

 

a photo taken of the title page and an illustration in an open book by Beatrix Potter.

Women Botanical Artists In the 19th Century

Many women in the 19th century developed a high level of skill as botanical artists but were rarely recognized as professionals.

January 29, 2009

 

a picture of the greenhouse at Kew Gardens in London, England.

Unappreciated Botanical Art

Botanical art was largely unappreciated during the 20th century. However, places like Kew Gardens in London employed botanical artists to document research.

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