AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Botanic Artist


Unexpected sign at the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens
I don't think that I have ever seen a sign concerning a botanic artist.
It even includes a reference to Ferdinand Bauer - not well known - who accompanied Matthew Flinders in his famous journey round Australia in the early 19th century.
There are many memorials on my peninsula to Matthew Flinders - he landed here in several places - but I don't recall any memorial to Bauer.


The art of detail
Historical glimpse of Nature
Fine accuracy



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9 comments:

Pat said...

Give credit where credit is due! It's nice to pay homage to the artist!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I hadn't ever thought about the talent needed for this job and how much we need and use their work.

RedPat said...

Another unusual sign!

Kate said...

A good idea to give credit where credit is due.

Luna Miranda said...

a good botanic artist is a true artist. to copy nature is an impossible task.

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Lesley said...

these artists deserve a lot of respect for their fine, detailed work.
I bet some people now forget that they are hand drawn and think it is all computer-generated.

Genie said...

What a lovely sign. I have never heard of a botanic artist but it would make sense that there are some around and about. genie

Dianne said...

lovely sign

Lindy MacDuff said...

Their talent is a true gift.

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