Festival talks by Jamie Compton

31. PLANT: EXPLORING THE BOTANICAL WORLD THROUGH ART

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Botanist Jamie Compton will trace five thousand years of the art of botanical illustration from the earliest medieval medicinal herbals to the masters of the Renaissance via the Far East and the Americas to the lens of Fox Talbot. Botanical art provided Linnaeus with the visual eyes of Ehret, who in turn influenced Redouté. It was the great Redouté who realised that botanical art always celebrates beauty for beauty’s sake.

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