One meeting was enough to convince Isabelle to reinterpret treasures from France’s National Library to give them a second lease of life. The result was a unique partnership perfectly combining heritage, tradition and modernity. Two eras, two areas of expertise and two styles go together perfectly to give the rare and the sublime a new lease of life and turn these canvas prints into veritable works of art.
More than thirty common flowers to be discovered or rediscovered. Most of them have been chosen from the work of the botanist Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759 – 1840) Known as ‘the Raphaël of flowers’, he developed an undeniable talent for botanical illustration in England and, above all, in France with the court and within France’s Academy of Sciences. Famous for his watercolours of flowers, his journey took him from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, near London, to the Court of Versailles. His illustrious patrons included Queen Marie-Antoinette and Joséphine de Beauharnais for whom he became the official painter. This art teacher at the National Museum of Natural History worked with the greatest; he participated in nearly fifty works and left behind hundreds of admirable illustrations covering a large spectrum of western botany.
Size :60x80 cm.
Material: Printed on polycoton canvas with eco-friendly inks