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Arisaema Art

Some drawings, paintings, and sketches of arisaemas that we've come across on the net. Please let me know if you can identify any of the unknown artists.

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Arisaema triphyllum  From National Geographic
Arisaema stewardsonii  From Addisons (1959)
Bamboo partridge and Arisaema taiwanense 
This painting was originally titled Arisaema consanguineum, but we know better.
Arisaema triphyllum
(Artist: Loraine ??)
Arisaema triphyllum.
Y'all call this art?
(Posted by permission of Plant Delights Nursery, Tony Avent, Proprietor)
Botanical Illustrations by Jill Hallett
Jill Hallett is a retired pharmacist who lives in Okehampton in the Southwest of England. These paintings are some of her recent work. The Arisaemas section contains a selection from ten paintings due to be exhibited in London by The Royal Horticultural Society at the end of 1997. (Thanks to Martin Hallett)
Arisaema candisissimum
Arisaema costatum
Arisaema consanguineum
Arisaema propinquum
Paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe

All of these paintings are in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. From their descriptions:

"In 1930, Georgia O'Keeffe painted a series of six canvases depicting a jack-in-the-pulpit. The series begins with the striped and hooded bloom rendered with a botanist's care, continues with successively more abstract and tightly focused depictions, and ends with the essence of the jack-in-the-pulpit, a haloed black pistil standing alone against a black, purple and gray field.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV represents a midpoint in this process of concurrently increasing detail and abstraction. If O'Keeffe consistently found her strongest inspiration in nature, she believed that the immanence of nature could be discovered in and through the refinement of form. Thus in the jack-in-the-pulpits, abstraction becomes a metaphor of, and an equivalent for, knowledge -- the closest view of the flower yields an abstract image; the most profound knowledge of the subject reveals its abstract form.

O'Keeffe bequeathed Jack-in-the-Pulpit II-VI to the National Gallery in 1987."


Jack-in-the-Pulpit No II (1930)
Jack-in-the-Pulpit No III (1930)
Jack-in-the-Pulpit No IV (1930)
Jack-in-the-Pulpit No V (1930)
Jack-in-the-Pulpit No VI (1930)