Jean Broc c. 1801

The Death of Hyacinth 

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These beautiful moths and butterflies look like they’re ready to flutter up and away, but they won’t be doing so because they’re wonderful textile sculptures painstakingly created by North Carolina-based artist Yumi Okita. She sews, embroiders and stitches all sorts of multi-colored fabrics to create these oversized insects, which measure nearly a foot wide. She also adds painted details along with feathers and artificial fur. With great care Okita has achieved an awesome balance between astonishing realism and fanciful invention.

Click here to view more of Yumi Okita’s gorgeous textile insect sculptures.

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Hugo Freiherrn von Habermann (German, 1849-1929)

La Sirena, Pastel

Jugend Magazine, 1896

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Urseli Hunger mit Blumenkranz und Ernst Ludwig Kirchners Kater Boby, um 1920 (Urseli Hunger with a wreath of flowers and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s cat, Boby, circa 1920)

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Phoebe Anna Traquair - Love’s Testament, 1898


Phoebe Anna Traquair - Love’s Testament, 1898

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Tamara de Lempicka - The Polish Girl

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Engraving by Albin Brunovsky

(со страницы masterofthemountain)