Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Artist as Explorer

Have you ever wondered how some of those fabulous botanical illustrations you see at antique shows and galleries came about? Well they may be considered fine art now, but their real purpose was to document the plants and other natural wonders discovered on scientific expeditions.
Register now to learn more about the origins of this fabulous art form.

The Artist as Explorer
Saturday, September 19, 2009, 1-4
Sterling Morton Library
Arlene Widrevitz, Freelance Artist & Rare Print Collection Staff, The Morton Arboretum
$36 (members $30)

Natural history artists have made a significant contribution to the exploration, discovery, and documentation of plants through the centuries. Learn how artists traveled the globe with scientific expeditions. The work of Ferdinand Bauer, Sydney Parkinson, Maria Sybilla Merian, and Maryann North will be discussed. Tea and goodies will be served.

Register for this class online or by phone (630) 719-2468.

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