Re: [art_education] Bay Area Discovery Museum - any ideas?
- <<Especially relating Art to Science?>>
Botanical drawings have their own technique, that are geared more
towards science than individual expression.
However, a distinctive 'signature' of an artist is rendered in botanical
There is a book out called:
Art Forms in Nature, by Ernst Haeckel
He was a biologist, his plates are from 1866 and his renderings of
marine life, botanicals are just stunning.
I have done botanicals drawings with children, they actually drift to
that very naturally, for botanicals accentuate the important parts of a
plant in detail, something kids seem to want to do..