Meet "the Raphael of flowers," Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Adapted from our best-selling XL edition, this book gathers some of the finest engravings from his masterful volumes Roses, Lilies, and Selection of the Most Beautiful Blooms and Branches with the Finest Fruits. The dazzling images transport us back to the magnificent greenhouses and gardens...
Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759–1840) ranks among the most highly regarded botanical illustrators in history. Known as the "Raphael of Flowers" for his meticulously accurate watercolors of roses, lilies, and other flowers, Redouté dominated botanical art from 1790 to 1830. The official court artist for Louis XVI and art tutor to Marie Antoinette, he survived the Terror and received the patronage of Napoleon's wife, Empress Josephine. Today the appreciation of Redouté's masterworks is no longer limited to aristocratic circles. Hailed by botanists for their scientific accuracy and by lovers of fine art for their peerless beauty, the artist's floral illustrations appear in reproductions in millions of homes around the world. This original compilation presents 80 exquisite renderings of his finest works, with each image accompanied by a brief caption. In addition to its value as a reference for artists, this lushly illustrated volume is a wonderful companion for nature lovers.
Il pittore di fiori francese Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) dedicò la sua vita alla rappresentazione della grande varietà che contraddistingue le piante floreali, tramite acquarelli che in seguito venivano pubblicati come incisioni in rame, corredate da precise informazioni botaniche. Beniamino di molti facoltosi mecenati della capitale, tra cui Josephine, la moglie di Napoleone, Redouté è stato definito il &"Raffaello dei fiori&" ed è considerato ad oggi un maestro dell&'illustrazione botanica. Questo raffinato catologo comprende tutte le incisioni provenienti dalle pagine illustrate di Le Rose e Choix des plus belles fleurs et quelques branches des plus beaux fruits (Selezione delle fioriture più belle e dei rami con i frutti più gradevoli) e le immagini più significative del volume Lilies. Presentando una vivace panoramica della combinazione perfetta di precisione e bellezza tipica di Redouté, il catalogo offre anche uno sguardo privilegiato sui magnifici giardini e le serre della Parigi di un tempo.
Thirty splendid illustrations of daffodils, daisies, peonies, violets, roses, and other flowers appear in this collection of finely detailed, ready-to-color floral illustrations. Painstakingly adapted from Redouté's magnificent originals.
Release on 2020-08-15 | by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Over 40 Beautiful Images
Author: The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
From vibrant chrysanthemums to African violets, this color-by-numbers compendium contains over 40 elegant flower designs to complete. Simply match the numbers in the line drawings to the shades on the color-key and create beautiful botanic masterpieces. This collection is produced in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, a world-famous centre for botanical research based in London. Each of these rare designs are taken from Kew's extensive archives of botanical art, featuring artists such as Pierre-Joseph Redouté (nicknamed "the Raphael of flowers") and Walter Hood Fitch. This book includes a handy color-key on the back-flap, meaning you can flip it out next to your page for easy coloring reference. You will also find the completed full-color designs on the inside cover for extra guidance. Relax and unwind with these beautiful designs and create stunning botanical artwork. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Publishing and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have collaborated to create a wonderful selection of botanical-themed arts and craft books, including origami, dot-to-dots and colour-by-numbers.