My Vintage Botanical Passion
Whoa. Utrecht based artist Anne Ten Donkelaar is taking cut flowers to an entirely new level! This amazing series of paper-cut collage is titled, Flower Constructions. I love the crazy combination of plants & flowers, and the mixture of color & greyscale. Gor.geo.ous. Beautiful, meticulous… and, they’ll never wilt!
anne ten donkelaar
Tropical print somewhere in your house! #ThingsMatter
This is a famous lithograph by a Czech painter named Alfonse Maria Mucha (1860-1939). He created a signature style of his own that is referred to as "The Mucha Style" but became known as Art Nouveau. Many of Mucha's works featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely Neoclassical-looking robes, and often surrounded by lush flowers that sometimes formed halos behind their heads. In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colors.
// vivienne westwood
pokeweed (Phytolacca americana, Phytolaccaceae). Public domain image from American Medical Botany by Jacob Bigelow, 1817-1820. BHL.
jimsonweed (Datura stramonium, Solanaceae). Public domain image from American Medical Botany by Jacob Bigelow, 1817-1820. BHL