Noel Tanner, For Charles
David Bielander, beetle brooch made from a steel spoon
Seijiro Kubo, Stag Beetle
Thierry Despont, Insect 25
Greg Lamarche, La Cucaracha
Joianne Bittle, Beetle study n.3
Cella Anita Celic, Atonement Bug, from her very interesting project
Bug's Association, which features many more beetle prints.
I was looking at Natural History museum collections yesterday , admiring the beauty of the beetle . With all the magnificent colours and metallic reflections , it's no wonder that Victorian women had the real beetles mounted as brooches and hat pins . Your post shows how that fascination is also reflected in the Arts . Thank you !ReplyDelete
They are a magnificent collection of images: I think insects are as beautiful as flowers, there is such variety of colour and shape and iridescence.ReplyDelete
Is it 'great minds think alike' or 'fools never differ'? I just compiled a post on bug illustrations too. Take a peek at http://shelleysdavies.com/.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your lovely post,Laura!
Thanks for your feedback!ReplyDelete
Shelley, I vote for the first option! Loved your bug post, thanks for the link.
More bugs soon on Animalarium as this is their time in the sun, and an annoying fly keeps landing on my head as I write to remind me.
This is fantastic. I particularly love the first one by Kazugama Nagai, but then I'm a sucker for anything in black and white!ReplyDelete
I have also posted on beetles recently - some wonderful drawings of beetles by 4-6 year olds in my Art Club,which they observed from incredible photographs by biologist, Alex Wild.
Both are essential viewing for 'beetles' fans...
I love your blog, such inspiring images. I will be back!