Vintage fruits and leaves!
Framed botanical prints have been popular for a long time. The plants and flowers they portray, often up close, bring us to our own roots, (pun intended). Flowers, branches & leaves, trees, gardens and plants are all part of the botanical family of art.
Modern botanical prints are taken from very clear and focused photographs, maybe a sago or spiral fern, shown up close unfolding, or abstracted, cloudy views of filmy flowers in the mist. The more modern prints are simple line drawings, or again, abstracted, somewhat out of focus works, to give a dreamy, nebulous feeling to the plants.
Vintage, framed botanical prints show plants or butterflies in exquisite exactness. Seeds, buds, leaves, and petals may be seen up close, along with the main image in distinct and clear focus. The humble Dandelion is seen with its yellow, daisy-like petals and then immediately behind is a view with the fuzzy, light, white round head, ready to blow away on the slightest breeze.
Cabbage roses and wildflower bouquets abound in close and clear glory. An antique pear framed botanical print has beautifully colored pears together as a pair.
Botanical tapestries are a dimensional way to show classic botanical themes like The Tree of Life. In one version, by William Morris, the tree has ornate, antique swirls, and tendrils with gilt, in the next, by Gustav Klimt, the tree has more simple spirals and lighter colors. Both works show the wonderful repetitions of nature.
Botanical Wall Decals can easily be applied to walls, doors, and windows. There are long, stretched branches of flowering trees, with or without birds and butterflies, an array of potted herbs for a window, or just leaves, to a selection of upright flowers, like Tulips and Poppies, or potted plants.
Of course the botanical wall murals are impressive through the sheer size of trees, flowers, and nature, depicted on the wall.
Herbal botanicals are also sometimes called phytomedicines if they contribute to health and wellness. Acai berry is the fruit of a palm tree from South America that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is also a beautiful dark red, and sold as a health drink here for about $7 a bottle.
Some other herbal and botanical health foods are:
As for recipes of botanicals, just eating one's food raw, is generally, already a recipe for better health. But some other healty botanical recipes are:
A modern botanical print.
This art botanical is wonderfully bright Van Gogh!
These lovely works can be grouped in any number of ways.
These colors are delicious!
A subtle, botanical, with hidden life.
This is a truly classical framed botanical print.
Classy Warbling Warbler.
The Island's bright forms through the eyes of Gauguin!