The study and depiction of flowers in art throughout time has ranged from adding detail to artworks with figures as the focus. However, gradually assuming flora as a subject matter instead became more common. Artists were interested in capturing the real world as closely as they could, including the epitome of nature's beauty. Flowers became the main subjects of still lifes, studies and landscape paintings. None of these paintings of flowers left any trace of wilting or lack of liveliness. Instead artists aimed to represent these flowers in full bloom, using vibrant colors and immense detail. The ability to reproduce nature also helped boast of the artists skills and technique.