Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Day 61 - Kent, the Garden of England

This pretty book from MoDA's botanic collection sets the pace for a summer of Olympic weather, as our stars of  track and field find themselves in Kent today.

Flowers in Britain by L.J.F Brimble, 1944, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, BADDA4485

The artist for this book cover has set the scene with a beautiful hand illustration of flowers in the countryside, looking out on to the white cliffs of the South coast. The cover shows how paint can be applied loosely to create a life-like effect, as the blossom on the top of the page  is painted with pinky-white blobs, appearing as blossom when viewed in relation to the rest of the cover.

This sunny scene should inspire budding athletes and hopefully lead to some blooming marvelous victories!

No comments:

Post a Comment