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Orchids & Art
« on: December 12, 2010, 12:43 PM »
Through the ages orchids have been a big inspiration to people.

I thought it would be nice to post examples of such art works inhere.

Please feel free to post anything that you saw or know of concerning orchids in art
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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 12:56 PM »
Between 1880 and 1890 the orchid explorer/expert Sander worked on a folio size orchid book called "Reichenbachia" named after another orchid explorer and name giver.
The amazing paintings by Moon are famous and unfortunately complete folios are very rare nowadays because the plates from the folios got cut lose, to be sold seperately.
Below a few examples to give you an idea of the beauty of these 19th century paintings of just discovered orchid species.

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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 11:14 PM »
OH these are lovely Dutch...i will look for some too.
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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 11:18 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 06:13 AM »
I was editing a book and helping the author "flesh out" his story. The book was full of actual pictures from a historical home. One of the pictures was in the music room. There appeared to be an orchid on the piano. I don't know much about orchids, but I wrote into the story about placing an orchid there. I used the cattleya as the plant; therefore, I, myself, put orchids into art, albeit prose.





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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 06:47 AM »

Gorgeous paintings Dutch and elise. The artists impressions are almost as good as the real thing.
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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 05:29 PM »
Thanks for your post elise...lovely version of a Cattleya on the left and Vanda Rotschildiana(a natures crossing between Vanda sanderiana and Vanda coerulea). Beautiful colors especially in the Vanda one as shades of blue are very rare in the orchid world. To show you how the result is started with parents. In shape, structure and color I will show below the parents and the end result...

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 05:36 PM »
Thanks witt for sharing! Indeed you put orchids into art and I think that deserves a nice picture for you!


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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 05:41 PM »
Thanks Halo! Iam happy to hear you enjoy!

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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 03:44 PM »
At the beginning of the 20th century there was an art period called Art Deco/Art Nouveau and the Jugendstille...A period that artists fall back on Nature as inspirator. And houses like Faberge in Paris and Tiffany in New York, and many others also start to create expensive jewelry with a lot of orchids as subject. The Queen of flowers combined with the Queen on gemstones. Below a few examples...











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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 11:20 PM »

These two periods of art are my favorite, lovely selection, Dutch.
Art Deco for architecture and furniture, Art Nouveau for paintings and Jewelry.
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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 05:00 AM »
Wow! Are those pieces gorgeous or what!! Truly inspired!




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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2011, 09:25 PM »

Hi Dutch, I found a lovely Orchid photo while looking through new posts on RedBubble, I'm not allowed to add the image
but here's the link:

http://www.redbubble.com/people/shellpainter/art/6747286-1-be-still-my-heart     :sunny
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Re: Orchids & Art
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2011, 07:25 AM »
Hi there Halo,

Thanks for posting the link. The cymbidium is beautiful, looks like porcelain almost. And I love the dreamy effect the picture has.
Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you.
And all you can do is to go where they can find you.
Winnie the Pooh