Project Description

Art history’s most famous flowers have captured our imagination for centuries

Following yesterday’s floral trends for Autumn we thought we’d share this fab article by @artsy

“In nature, flowers have a simple purpose: reproduction. With bright petals and beautiful scents, they lure insects to their pollen-filled centers to facilitate the plant’s fertilization and survival. Over millions of years, flowering plants have evolved into around 400,000 species, producing blooms of different shapes and colors that compete with one another for the attention of butterflies, ants, and bees.

The draw for insects is clear, but why do humans find flowers pleasing to the eye?”

The jury is out on exactly why, but we think that their smell, beauty, colours and unique form make us generally feel happy. Pictured above is a small selection of stunning florals by one of our amazing artists Margie Haslewood

Read the full article