As a parting gesture to the summer past, we've offered up one more collection of dazzling flower prints. I think we've truly saved the best for last!
Close inspection reveals this art as a classic example of the cultural cross-pollination between Japan and the West that occurred in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This is immediately evident in the subject matter itself—these are western flowers, varieties of which were indigenous to the Far East, but clearly they are cultivars of Western Europe and the Americas.
But the hand of the artist is subtly (though, definitely) Japanese.
As is the sense of composition, and the nuanced color palette.
The collection is comprised of 120 high-resolution color plates. They are perfect for backgrounds, decoupage, or simply for viewing and remembering, as the cool of autumn sets in.
See the entire collection here.