Few genres are as universally pleasing as the classic still life. Master artist Charles Rutherford painted many of them like this one with oils in excellent form and composition. Brimming with talent at a young age, he was recognized by the German Keiser at age 19. Just look at this floral celebration. It’s as if the purple mums are bursting with life off the paint!
Famous for its association with romance, the red rose is a longstanding symbol of passion and grace. But they can also mean different things for different people. To artist Cori Dyson, they represent the resilience of a woman. “Women can bear and nurture children as well as work right alongside men,” she says. “Roses embody the softness and the strength of women and how women blend the two elegantly.”
William Curtis was not only an English botanist from the 18th century, he was a Master Artist, too! His highly detailed watercolor engravings presented the most accurate flowers known to humanity. The scale and form of this flower is incredible. It’s amazing to think that he first drew it all by hand on a metal plate to make the final engraving!
Since medieval times the Iris flower is a long-standing symbol of hope and valor in the language of flowers, which makes it a great choice to have around the home or office. It is also associated with royalty in France and Italy. Best of all, this gorgeous painting of an iris will never fade.
We love how this happy bouquet of flowers is bursting off the page! The art is called a “serigraph,” which is a fascinating handmade silk screen printing technique. It’s a great way to tell your loved one how much you appreciate them.
Chelsea Reed is a copywriter who writes winning content, articles, blogs, and websites from her base in North Carolina. She might not be building sandcastles or swashbuckling with pirates these days, but the Outer Banks beaches continue to keep her young at heart.
The beautiful world underwater is a wild one. “Eat, or be eaten” is a fairly accurate broadstroke description for a fish’s life in the open ocean. But all sealife has an important part to play in this formidable environment, making our untamed oceans vital to our precious planet Earth.
Oh, to be free as a bird and ride on the winds in the sky! Birds are wonderful social creatures that have taught humans many things. People wondered how birds could master the skies for thousands of years.