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1 Botanical Illustration Life Captured on Paper Elaine Yau CS99D

2 Problems In Botanical Illustration Early Botanicals, or Herbals Grete Herbal, 1526 Reused Woodblocks Crude and clumsy illustrations Text-based

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4 Problems In Botanical Illustration Specific or Generic? Otto Brunfels Herbarum Vivae Eicones, Specificity & Realism Little distortion Good news: people are starting to look at real plants!

5 Problems In Botanical Illustration Specific or Generic? Leonhart Fuchs De Historia Stirpium, 1542 Idealized plant All parts and seasonal changes depicted on same plant True to the real, live thing

6 Whats Wrong?

7 Hawthorn, 1583 Woodcut, Fuchs style Distorted Cropped trunk Horizontally compressed Limitations of medium

8 Dutch and Flemish Paintings Era of Exploration 1500s-1600s Discovery of new species Hybridization, collecting New Wealth Leisure time for collecting and recording plants of rarity and beauty Commissioning extravagant bouquets

9 Dutch and Flemish Paintings Jan Davidsz. De Heem Vase of Flowers, c.1660

10 Dutch and Flemish Paintings

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12 Rachel Ruysch Still Life with Snake, c.1685

13 Florigelia Flower Books Singular Beauty of the flower Decorative Pattern books for applied arts Georg Dionysius Ehrets Parrot Tulip, 1744

14 Florigelia Pierre-Joseph Redouté Opium Poppy, 1827 Stippled engraving Softness, light, and shadow

15 Horticultural Illustration Directed to the hobbyist, gardener, and florist Focus on Color Appeared in ads and seed packets Recalls Dutch Painting Also reduced to flat geometric forms – defined by color More aesthetic than scientific

16 Carl Linnaeus Formalized classification system Based on reproductive parts Flowers, Fruits, Leaves Hortus Cliffortianus, 1738 Illustrations complement text

17 Linnaean Method Selective Illustration Unlike Brunfels or Fuchs

18 What about photography?

19 Photographs & Real life Images Field Guide

20 Photographs & Real life Images Nature Print

21 Photographs & Real life Images Cyanotype

22 Whats the best way? Specific vs. general

23 Whats the best way? Specific vs. general Flawed vs. idealized

24 Whats the best way? Specific vs. general Flawed vs. idealized Whole vs. partial

25 Whats the best way? Specific vs. general Flawed vs. idealized Whole vs. partial Real Life vs. Illustration

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27 The End


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