Flora! Illuminated… Day 19

Sunflower

Sunflower

Matthaeus Merian. Sunflower, 1641. Hand-colored line engraving.

Space for the sunflower, bright with yellow glow,
To court the sky.

–Caroline Gilman

Matthaeus Merien’s (1593-1650) depiction of the sunflower from the year 1641 has a decidedly contemporary look to it for a 17th century work! Look at the work of these three 19th and 20th century artists and decide for yourself…

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Sunflowers 1888

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918)
Sunflower 1906-1907

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)
Sunflower 1935

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Twenty Six Days of Flora Illuminated

APPLE

Apple

BANANA

Banana

CHRYSANTHEMUM

Chrysanthemum

DANDELION

Dandelion

EUCALYPTUS

Eucalyptus

FRITILLARIA

Fritillaria

GRAPES

HAWTHORN

IRIS

JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT

KOELREUTERIA PANICULATA

LILY

MAGNOLIA

NARCISSUS

OLIVE

PINE

QUERCUS

RHODODENDRON

SUNFLOWER

TULIP

ULMUS

VIOLET

WISTERIA

XYLOBIUM SQUALENS

YEW

ZINNIA

The Morton Arboretum

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