Smelling the Paper Flowers: Nature Brought to Life from Ad vivum to Virtuality

By Saara Penttinen | An ad vivum image is often understood as meaning something created “from life”, as in as a direct result of natural observation. The phrase was somewhat fashionable in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, used by naturalists, poets, and scholars trying to depict the relationship between art and nature. There is, however, […]