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Mary Delany Brilliant Paper Mosaic Artist of Botanicals

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Mary Delany was famous for her highly accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Unlike most botanical illustrations, these are not paintings, but paper collages created from hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.

Mary Delany was famous for her highly accurate and beautiful botanical illustrations. Unlike most botanical illustrations, these are not paintings, but paper collages created from hundreds of tiny pieces of cut paper.

 

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The Beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement and John Ruskin

John Ruskin, Parrot and Plant, 1870, drawing of a red Parrot and Plant

The Beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement and John Ruskin

The Arts and Crafts movement was a British and American aesthetic movement that developed during the last years of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The movement was in part a reaction to the mechanization of the Industrial Revolution. The movement was inspired by the writings of John Ruskin and his romantic idealization of the craftsman taking pride...

THE GROUP OF SEVEN CANADIAN ARTISTS part 3 of 3.. Tom Thompson and Emily Carr

Tom Thomson and Emily Carr were artists whose names are often associated with the Group of Seven but were in fact not actual members. 

TOM THOMSON              

 

Thomas John "Tom" Thomson, 1877 – 1917, was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He is the most famous Group of Seven painter, which is ironic as he was not actually in the group. He had great influence over the group of Canadian painters, which would come to be known as the Group of Seven, before they formed the...

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part 2 of 3

 

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part 2 of 3

Frank Johnson Fire Spotters 1919

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part 2 of 3

Frank Johnston

Frank Johnston, 1888 –1949, was born in Toronto Ontario. As a young man he began to work as a commercial artist at Grip Limited. In 1921, he left Toronto to work at the Winnipeg School of Art, and had officially broken away from the Group of Seven by 1924....

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Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists Part One of 3

 

 Tom Thomson The Pool-1915

Group of Seven Canadian Naturalist Artists

Part One of 3

Well, I can honestly say that some of my favorite landscapes were painted by members of Canadian landscape painters known as the Group of Seven.  A bit of a misnomer as there were actually 10 artists affiliated or associated with this group.

Group of seven...