Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
As a very special treat I was able to view the original Ferdinand Bauer and Thaddäus Haenke color codes from the late 1700s while visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens (CSIC) of
It is still unknown how the Bohemian born Haenke purchased Ferdinand Bauer’s color chart (140 different colors) – Haenke developed it further and included it in his Systema Colorum, in which Haenke tried to establish a system of colors for the use of painters and designers working on scientific illustration. The system was reviewed in detail by H.W. Lack and V. Ibanez and published in the Curtis’s Botanical magazine in 1997. Please see some additional images in the BI-Facebook.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Kim Manajek, Manager of the Exhibits at Denver Botanic Gardens designed and helped to build the wooden transport box and the acid free envelopes for the individual frames.
It is time for the Botanical Art and Illustration Anniversary exhibit to travel - From Penstemons to Pines will be displayed at the Art Museum of St George, Utah from July 24, 2010 through October 16, 2010. See more information about the travelling exhibit by clicking here. More images about the packing can be viewed in the BI-Facebook.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Most of the meeting is held in Salida, CO, however the first day (July 11th) will be spend in Denver touring the local rock gardens and finally in Sunday afternoon visit to Denver Botanic gardens with the Moore Exhibit and Botanical Illustration art show. The art show is on display only between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Mitchell Hall (July 11th) before the official reception. Twenty three excellent illustrations of alpine flora will be on display. All the pieces are for sale and the proceeds benefit the Denver Botanic Gardens' Botanical Art and Illustration Program.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Eligibility: The exhibit is open to artists enrolled in any of the botanical illustration classes in Denver Botanic Gardens' Botanical Art and Illustration Program as well as the Program Instructors and Guest Instructors from 1990-2010 (NOTE: this includes also our students in El Charco, San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico)
Subject Theme: Plants used in textiles, clothing, tools, cosmetics, dyeing, construction, medicine, magic, nutrition or for other purposes throughout the human history.
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2010.
Further Information and Contacts: Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski, phone: 720-865-3653. Alternate: Kim Manajek, phone: 720-865-3526.
For more detailed Call to Artists, please click here, or the link on the right hand column under Of Note. (To Download or print the pdf-document, please use the user name: biprogram and password: student)
(Illustration above: Erigeron speciosus by Susan Rubin)