Process of The New Sylva
Dr. Sarah Simblet, U.K.
John Evely’s Sylva, published by the Royal Society in 1664, didn’t include any images. It was the world’s first comprehensive study of trees. In 2014 sivologist Gabriel Hemery and artist Sarah Simblet created a spectacular, contemporary version of the original. Interweaving science, art and history with over 200 exquisite drawings The New Sylva describes the most common tree species in U.K.
Sarah Simblet will tell the story behind The New Sylva and the secrets of capturing the character of trees. In this talk she is providing some penetrating insights into the mind, vision, and technical expertise of an exceptional anatomical artist.
Dr. Sarah Simblet is a fine artist, broadcaster, lecturer and anatomist whose works explores the relationship between science, history and art. She has published three major art reference books with DK: Anatomy for the Artist, The Drawing Book and Botany for the Artist and exhibits her drawings through her books. She contributes regularly to British, American and international television and radio programs about science and art, and consults on national exhibitions. She is a tutor in anatomy at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, a lecturer at the National Gallery, London.