Herbal motifs were depicted at every period in the history of painting art. Especially in the 17th century, plant motifs in paintings such as landscape and still life became the main topic of the painting. The most important reason for this was the fact that most of the vital needs of human beings meet plants and the culture developed accordingly. The plants were valuable both in symbolic sense and economically, included in the painting as a demonstration of prosperity. It is observed that the relation of the benefit created by people with nature and plants in daily life is also reflected to the art. The definition of plant that contains all the living things from grass to a gigantic tree, have become an endless visual resource for artists with their diversity, form, size, color, texture variety. The change in the way of view to nature has affected the development of painting art, and many artists have developed great interest and affection with ordinary plants. The different developing structures of plants, even from the same species, contain infinite variations of their forms; allowing them to be freely interpreted on the painting surface. Expressionist paintings also put important means of plants.
Keywords: Painting, Natural Motif, Nature, Plant