March 8, 2010

Amazing Rare Things

I hope to catch the opening of Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace this weekend.

I have a natural affinity towards this type of "observational" art.

The so-called "Golden Age' of discovery introduced a multitude of never before seen flora and fauna.

These artists were able to capture with the utmost skill a world that is both shockingly new and mysteriously ancient.

The resulting works are both scientific and full of whimsy.

More information can be found here.

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