Orenco Originals for the Artful Needleworker !
Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by the works of Pierre-Joseph Redouté.
Pierre-Joseph Redouté, 1759 –1840, was a painter and botanist from the Netherlands, known for his watercolors of roses, lilies and other flowers. He was nicknamed "the Raphael of flowers”. He was an official court artist of Queen Marie Antoinette, and he continued painting through the French Revolution and Reign of Terror. Redouté survived the turbulent political upheaval to gain international recognition for his precise renderings of plants, which remain as fresh in the early 21st century as when first painted. He collaborated with the greatest botanists of his day and participated in nearly fifty publications depicting both the familiar flowers of the French court and plants from places as distant as Japan, America, South Africa, and Australia. Redouté produced over 2,100 published colored plates depicting over 1,800 different species, many never rendered before. Today he is seen as an important heir to the tradition of the Flemish and Dutch flower painters Brueghel, Ruysch, van Huysum and de Heem.