Arts Everyday Living: Through a Botanical Artist’s Eyes—Wildflowers of South Africa

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THROUGH A BOTANICAL ARTIST’S EYES

WILDFLOWERS OF SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

Marianne North, Wild Flowers of Ceres, South Africa, c. 1882, oil on canvas?, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London, UK

None can have a healthy love of flowers unless he loves the wild ones.

Forbes Watson

British artist and botanical painter Marianne North (1830-1890) traveled the world, immortalizing exotic flowers and plants including the striking arrangement from South Africa above.  I was able to find little about Forbes Watson, although his observation about wild flowers is often quoted.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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