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Evoking Dutch Genre Paintings, Intimate Scenes Peer into the Lives of Mushroom Characters

 Art #insects #mushrooms #painting September 27, 2021 Grace Ebert “The Nap” (2021), oil on cradled wood panel, 16 x 20 inches. All images © Bella Ormseth, shared with permission In her ongoing series Human Nature, Dutch artist Bella Ormseth paints lavish domestic scenes inhabited by central mushroom characters and a cohort of plants and …

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Watercolor Illustrations by Steeven Salvat Cloak Natural Specimens with Elaborate Metallic Motifs

 Art Illustration #beetles #butterflies #drawing #insects #watercolor August 6, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Steeven Salvat, shared with permission History, science, and nature converge in the watercolor and ink drawings of French artist Steeven Salvat (previously). Whether encasing beetles in ornate armor, rotational gears, and antique dials or rendering vast entanglements of flora …

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Macro Photos Spotlight the Colorful, Whimsical Plant Growths Caused by Cynipid Wasps

 Photography #insects #macro #nature #plants June 30, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Timothy Boomer, shared with permission When an herbivorous insect like an aphid or mite needs a place to feed and reproduce, it sometimes seizes a tiny section of a plant where it creates an abnormal growth or gall. These tissue pockets …

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Metallic Specimens by Dr. Allan Drummond Perfectly Replicate Prehistoric and Modern Insects in Bronze and Silver

 Art Design Science #3d printing #insects #metal June 15, 2021 Grace Ebert “Thorn,” bronze and sterling silver, approximately 4 x 2 x 3 inches. All images © Allan Drummond, shared with permission Dr. Allan Drummond works at the intersection of art, design, and science with his metallic replicas of wide-eyed spiders, ants, and other …

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