Discussing botanicals at this time of year conjures flashbacks to Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. With an arched brow and a sour face, Meryl Streep delivers the lines that forever haunt this season: “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.”
Despite her obvious distaste at spring style’s predictability, the fact remains that blooming flowers and returning greenery spell joy. Not only are they beautiful, but they mark a symbol of hope and an approaching summer; one we’re all immensely grateful for right now.
Bringing the essence of spring into your life doesn’t just have to mean a vase of cut daffodils and your favourite floral shirt. Now is the perfect time for a spring clean of your home decor too - and our unique collection of botanical art prints has you covered.
If the body is our temple, then the home is its garden. Green spaces are essential to our wellbeing. But creating a blossoming, luscious home can be hard for those of us not gifted at plant parenting. Our collection is the perfect way to get in on the action without needing green fingers.
Plants and flowers evoke a calm, serene atmosphere. Art, on the other hand, inspires and uplifts the onlooker. Put the two together? Pure chemistry. But, somehow, also balance.
Botanical art has a long history, starting out as detailed plant illustration for scientific records. In the days before macro lenses and microscopes, artists and illustrators were depended on to be deadly accurate. Physicians, botanists and gardeners alike relied on their work to identify flora and fauna. These vintage pieces have seen a rise in popularity in recent years.
While the highly-respected profession is not as prominent today, contemporary versions continue to pay homage to plant illustration. It remains scientifically accurate, but also places more emphasis on aesthetics by adding a pop of colour. British artist Margaret Mee is a wonderful example of this merging of art, science, conservation and discovery.
Today, the door has been opened to a whole host of other depictions of flowers and plants. Some combine the vintage look of botanical illustration with abstract shapes and colour, mixing contemporary and traditional. Others are inspired by Impressionism; the less scientifically accurate (but still groundbreaking) plant portraits and flower paintings of Van Gogh, for example. Many choose the photography route for a modern finish.
Whatever you decide, Abstract House has the perfect print for you. We are revolutionising florals this spring, merging them with a range of contemporary styles and art movements from bygone eras to create new trends.
We’re affordable, without compromising on quality. You shop directly from our London production studio, where our products are made to order using only the latest printing technology and highest quality art paper.
Expect your fine art prints to stay in bloom for over 100 years. No pruning. No watering. No stress.
A flamboyant abstract art print that’s sure to turn heads. Bold primary colours, a mix of shapes, and a single branch feature.
14 - Pink Rose Art PrintThe rose is one of Britain’s greatest emblems and a symbol of love. A subtle pink for elegance.
Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Swiss Cheese Plant’, the Monstera is very trendy. Our minimal watercolour is bright and fresh.