This is the last in the series of four lectures celebrating the exhibition Cedric Morris: Artist Plantsman at the Museum.
In the talk Jamie Compton plans to show how important botanical art has been to humanity over the centuries and still is just as valuable today, using a set of images to demonstrate this. In the past identification of plants often included images that enabled people to distinguish between edible and poisonous plants. The illustrative process was immensely revolutionised by the printing process in the 15th century. The tools we have available to us today, however, are beyond the wildest dreams of our ancestors and make accuracy in identification of plants so much more reliable.
The talks will be followed by a Q&A with the speakers.
This talk is part of a series of talks about Cedric Morris.
The Garden Museum
Lambeth Palace Road
London, SE1 7LB
Event date: 19/06/2018
Open from 19:00 to 20:30