Botanical Cross-sections



Here are some examples of Botanical Cross-section illustrations to get some inspiration for Wednesday's class. 

Please bring a fruit, vegetable, or even a robust flower specimen to class on Wednesday. We will cut it open and make cross-section illustrations, so think about what looks interesting not only from the outside but also from the inside. Some suggestions would be: lemons, oranges, pomegranates, kiwis, bell-peppers, lilies, fennel, etc... Or see the examples below for ideas. 

Specimens are most interesting when you can have as many parts of the plant as possible. Sometimes if you go to a farmer's market or Biomarkt you can find a fruit with a few leaves attached. Or even better, take something from your own garden!

 Here are a few historical examples:

Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770)
William Hooker (1779 – 1832)
Pierre Jean François Turpin (1775 – 1840)



 Examples of Botanical Cross-sections from the Botanical Drawing Workshop:













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