Friday, February 27, 2009

Not Your Average Flower Prints

I often frequent book fairs in New York looking for old art history books or botany books to remove pages to use as wall art. Among my favorite subjects are old botany prints that were prevalent in the 17th century for the scientific study of plants (and animals) during the age of the scientific revolution. Sidenote: as an Art History major, this time period is one of the most fascinating eras to study because of the grey areas between art and science. Seriously though, how cool would a bunch of these look in a bedroom or study? They're extremely detailed and kind of an interesting twist on the typical flower prints.  Plus they're just so darn pretty!

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