Botanical Quotes | Botanical Art Quotes

Botanical Quotes | Botanical Art Quotes

Those who have never been moved to rapture by the tender curve of a blade of grass, the wonderful sternness of the thistle, the rough youth of sprouting leaf-buds; and those who have never been touched to the depths of their soul by the massive appearance of a tree root, the imperturbable strength of riven bark, the slender pliancy of the birch, the enormous tranquility of a canopy leaves - know nothing of the beauty of form.
- August Endell, 1909
The botanical artist finds himself at once and always in a dilemma: is he a servant of science or of Art? There can, I think, be no doubt that he must learn to serve both masters.
- The art of botanical illustration by Blunt, Wilfrid, 1901-1987 
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