Thursday, August 30, 2007
Cuckoo Flower, 1910 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasglow, Scotland.
Mackintosh's insterest in plants began at a young age and continued throughout his life. Although he is most famous as an architect, his talent in painting watercolors should also be appreciated.
"Art is the flower-life is the green leaf. Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing - something that will convince the world that there may be - there are - things more precious - more beautiful - more lasting than life."
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 'Seemliness,' 1902.