Step into a world of botanical wonders with Martin Gerlach's exquisite plant art in 'Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe.'
Translates as The Plant in Arts and Craft. Gerlach’s unique and innovative approach to exploring the relationship between plants and art is fascinating.'
Two-volumes of vintage art pints that are a feast for the eyes, perfect for artists seeking reference material or nature enthusiasts looking for home decor inspiration.
The vintage art prints in the book look at the history of botanical art from the paintings of the Dutch masters to the use of plants as motives in design and ormnament.
This book had a significant influence on the Arts and Crafts movement and William Morris in particular, who was a prominent figure in the movement.
You can also see how the vintage ornamental pattern prints in the book had an influence on the Art Nouveau Movement and particularly the desings of Maurice Verneuil.
Gerlach focuses on arts and crafts and discusses how plants have been used as design elements in various forms of decorative arts, such as textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and furniture.
On the blog I feature 32 prints from this influential book which can be downloaded and printed for free. They are all in the Public Domain and copy-right free.
"Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe" prints are captivating for art and nature enthusiasts alike. Celebrating the beauty of plants in art that continues to inspire creative thinkers to this day!