Sunday, July 20, 2014

State Of The World Today & Mary Delaney Book

Started this book and for anyone interested in
history and art forms, you should seek this out.
And goes to show, it's never too late -

In the late 18th century, the twice-­widowed Mary Delany
created nearly a thousand breathtakingly beautiful
and intricate paper “mosaicks” of flowers.
Glued onto black backgrounds,
they were not only stunning but also botanically precise.
Mrs. D., as her latest biographer, the poet Molly Peacock,
sometimes calls her, began this project in her early 70s
and only stopped roughly 10 years later, in 1783,
when her eyesight declined.
Today the collages reside in the British Museum.

The state of the World today -


Tom said...

that looks pretty neat

Coffee Messiah said...

Tom - it's an amazing story and the famous people she was related to at that time period makes for an extra special read = Cheers!