After I paired a collection of Mark's pictures of white plants with Whistler's painting, "Symphony in White," Barbara H., a longtime reader of this blog, noted that Arisaema sikokianum reminded her of Munch's painiting, "The Scream." That comment made me wonder how many other plants had some kind of relationship to art works.
Mark immediately pointed out that the photo he'd just taken of our weedy "meadow" was reminsicent of "The Great Piece of Turf," a watercolor masterpiece by Albrech Durer. Durer's work is a study of a seemingly random group of wild plants, including dandelion and greater plantain. How many other plant/art combinations we can find in the garden remains to be seen.