Botanical Paintings-IIC Exhibition

Botanical Paintings of Indian Flowering Plants
Online Exhibition at India International Centre, New Delhi, 24 August – 6 September 2020

Two centuries ago, the British botanists began a visual study of Indian flora. Indian artists were commissioned to make botanical paintings that were sent back to Britain where it still survives in collections at some of the Royal botanical gardens. 

India has always been a pluralist society with many influences. The flora is a manifestation of this. Over the centuries the Indian flora has been cross-pollinated through trade from regions across the world. These overtimes got indigenised and became Indian.

Siddhartha Das Studio had commissioned skilled miniature artists, Mohan Soni and Banwari Lal Jangid to create a series of botanical paintings of Indian flowering plants to celebrate this legacy.

Art Prints in A4 size acid-free paper are available on request and original paintings can be commissioned. 
Please contact info@siddharthadas.com with the request mentioning: Name of Flower, Prints/Original Painting. 

Pore leaved bauhinia

Pore leaved bauhinia
Bauhinia foveolate

Rhododendron
Rhododendron molle

Evening Primrose
Oenothera biennis

Castor Bean
Ricinus communis

Sunflower
Helianthus annuus

Sausage tree
Kigelia africana 

Common Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea

Pink Oleander
Nerium odorum

Butterfly Climber
Bauhinia semibifida

Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea spectabilis

Parakeet flower
Heliconia psittacorum

Hollyhock
Alcea rosea

Passion Tree
Passiflora amabilis

Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Almond
Prunus dulcius

Golden Wattle
Acacia pycnantha

Southern Magnolia
Magnolia grandiflora

Madonna Lily
Lilium candidum 

Opium Poppy
Papaver somniferum

Indian Laburnum
Cassia fistula

Pink Water Lily
Nymphaea pubescens

Gulmohar
Delonix regia

Orange Lily
Lilium bulbiferum var. croceum

Pride of India
Lagerstroemia speciosa

Glory Lily
Gloriosa superba

Ginger
Zingiber officinale

Crab apple flower
Malus sylvestris

Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

Tuberose
Polianthes tuberosa

Indian Sandalwood
Santalum album

 

Laurel Clock Vine
Thunbergia laurifolia

Marigold
Tagetes erecta

Plum Blossom
Prunus mume

Dillenia
Dillenia aurea

Pomegranate
Punica granatum

African Tulip Tree
Spathodea campanulata 

Rose
Rosa

Swan River Daisy
Brachyscome iberidifolia

Blackthorn
Prunus spinose