Thursday, 8 August 2013

Natures Art or Art Nouveau?

It may be just an ordinary butterfly but look closely and you'll see this Marbled White (correction thanks to ever-vigilant Susan!) is a true work of art..

Those underwings could almost be the inspiration for some of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a designer from the Arts and Crafts movement and the main representative of Art Nouveau in the UK. ..

What better inspiration could there be than nature?

7 comments:

Susan said...

It's a Marbled White Melanargia galatea, not a Painted Lady, but I take your point that it is a very designerish sort of creature.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

That just goes to show how brain dead I am today, Susan!! I think I should just pack up and go to bed now!!

I've now corrected my mistake - which I'd love to claim was deliberate, but was quite definitely not! Sorry folks...

Craig said...

That's remarkable and you're spot with regards to Mackintosh - exactly my thoughts!

Tim said...

Please do not mention CRM again... I have to go and change my shirt now...
all the drool, you know!!

You are spot on, though.

Jim and Pauline said...

Great observation! CRM great man!

leon sims said...

Nouveau butterflies

Alain Charest said...

That butterfly certainly sports a Mackintosh wing!