Redoute, known as the Raphael of Flowers, occupies a central position in the development of European flower painting. He had as pupils or patrons, five queens and empresses of France, from Marie-Antoinette to Empress Josephine and her successor, Marie-Louise. Despite many changes of regime in a turbulent epoch, he worked without interruption, a testament to his greatness as an artist.
Les Liliacées is perhaps Redouté's most celebrated volume, which he issued while under the patronage of the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. In each illustration, the flowers are classical "portraits" which lack backgrounds or settings. The regal simplicity of the compositions allows the viewer to focus without distraction on the beauty and delicate complexity of the plants themselves.
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