Weekly challenge : Masterpiece

Some weeks ago an herbalist congress Was held in Boston, USA.

Teachers and Director of the École Lyonnaise des plantes médicinales et du savoir naturel, from Lyon, France, Where there! Representing the French knowledge as French herbalist ! Tough in France, as this profession is not recognized since 1941.

One of their great discovery was this flowers/ botanical glass collection in the Harvard nature museum.

The love and passion of a man for flowers and botanic, made his wealth to the service of sharing!

A vision of nature, a way to clearly represent the infinitely small, all details of flowers! Using glass to represent each small details. And make clear and easy to see what you usually see through a botanical magnifier.

Beautiful!

This work of details and savoir faire ( know how) is the one of 2 men, 2 artists, father and son Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Their life time work.

Do have a look here under, or go and visit. It is amazing, incredible to see this fine work, and so many small details.

http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu/on_exhibit/the_glass_flowers.html

Pictures are to be seen on the museum web site

More of this challenge, with pictures this time :Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/

3 Comments

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s