iSpy The Etymology of the Baroque


Central to contemporary artist Marc Quinn’s ongoing enquiry into the intrinsic human desire to exert control over nature, the orchid exists as a salient and cyclical theme in his acclaimed body of work. 


The Etymology Of Baroque Marc Quinn


Capturing what he has described as “the purest and most magical transformation of reality into art” his frozen flower works have received adulation from the likes of Alexander McQueen, appearing in the designers S/S 2015 runway show, and in 2013 the instillation of The Rush Of Nature marked the first artist collaboration with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in it’s 100-year history. 


Prehistory Of Desire



The Rush Of Nature


With this in mind, it was only natural for the Phaidon Press panel of experts to select his exquisite Etymology of the Baroque sculpture to feature amongst the work of other celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators in it’s fresh and visually stunning survey ‘Plant’


Plant Phaidon Press


Phaidon Press Marc Quinn 


Immortalised in print Quinn’s orchid artwork endures amid photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans, watercolours, drawings, and prints, bringing the captivating visual chronology of botany to life; it’s on our Christmas list…


Images courtesy of the artist and Phaidon Press.