Mary Delany, collage artist of flowers in the 1700's
MetaFilter's julen put together a post on the wonderful Mary Delany, an artist in the late 1700's, who created collages, incredibly intimate images of flowers, beautiful and true with a botanist's eye for detail. Click the images for larger viewing. From Wikipedia: Mary Delany (nee Granville) (14 May 1700 – 15 April 1788) was an English Bluestocking, artist, and writer; most famous for her "paper-mosaicks...As a widow, Mary Delany spent a lot of time with the Dowager Duchess of Portland, a…
I Have Never Been This Moved by a Flower's Beauty
Nature is full of plenty of surprises, but none surpass the varied beauty of these wild flowers. Enjoy this series of gorgeous, delicate rare flowers to add some beauty to your day!