Native Plants of Chile
About this Exhibition
Chile has announced its participation in Botanical Art Worldwide, and has formed a new artists group, “Circle of Naturalist Illustrators, Chile - CINC). The group will be holding a master classes in botanical art before the deadline for entries, which is December 18, 2017. A series of events will be held in the venue and other locations to reach a broad audience. The group can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and their website is https://ilustradoresnatura.wixsite.com/cinc
Chilean orchids are commonly unknown both abroad and within Chile. They're found throughout the country and have unique features: they show interesting color combinations on their tepals, like white and black, yellow and black, green and yellow and green and white. They are mostly terrestrial, unlike their tropical relatives, and depend on the fungi on their soil to survive. This makes them one of the most threatened groups in Chile. Andrea Ugarte has illustrated many orchid species and some of them are new discoveries and have never been illustrated.
This tiny Ranunculaceae from central Chile likes living along water courses and damp places up in the mountains, sometimes reaching up to 2000 meters of altitude.
Francisca Espinoza did this beautiful painting, combining graphite and watercolor, one of the characteristics of her work
Circulo de Ilustradores Naturalistas de Chile
Recoleta Dominica Patrimonial Center, Santiago, Chile
The Biblioteca of the Recoleta Dominica was founded in 1753, and holds one of the most important collections of historical books in Latin America, numbering over 115,000 volumes. Also located in the Recoleta Dominica Patrimonial Center is a Decorative Arts Museum, whose mission is to demonstrate the way in which objects of decorative arts transform the world around us.
Centro Patrimonial Recoleta Dominica, 683 Recoleta, Santiago, Chile