Idolomantis Diabolica

Devil’s Flower Mantis

The Idolomantis Diabolica, sometimes known as the “King of all mantis” for the obvious reason; it’s beauty, size and rarity.

Image : Igor Siwanowicz

Idolomantis Diabolica

Devil’s Flower Mantis

The Idolomantis Diabolica, sometimes known as the “King of all mantis” for the obvious reason; it’s beauty, size and rarity.


Image : Igor Siwanowicz

Willem van Aelst: “Still Life with Flowers”

Willem van Aelst: “Still Life with Flowers”

Blackfield by Zadok Ben David
London-based artist Zadok Ben David planted more than 12,000 painted stainless steel cut plants in sand to create this installation titled Blackfield. The steel cut plants, inspired by Victorian botanical illustrations in textbooks, were placed in a bed of sand to make them look as though they were growing from the ground. 
At first glance, Blackfield looks plain, but upon further inspection what initially appears black is actually colorful on the other side. There is also a miniature boxed version of this installation where the back wall of the box is a mirror - allowing the viewer to see both the colorful side and the black side of the plant structures simultaneously.via Colossal 


Blackfield by Zadok Ben David

London-based artist Zadok Ben David planted more than 12,000 painted stainless steel cut plants in sand to create this installation titled Blackfield. The steel cut plants, inspired by Victorian botanical illustrations in textbooks, were placed in a bed of sand to make them look as though they were growing from the ground.

 

At first glance, Blackfield looks plain, but upon further inspection what initially appears black is actually colorful on the other side. There is also a miniature boxed version of this installation where the back wall of the box is a mirror - allowing the viewer to see both the colorful side and the black side of the plant structures simultaneously.



via Colossal 

Louis-Léopold Boilly | Still-Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase | 1790 - 1795

Louis-Léopold Boilly | Still-Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase | 1790 - 1795

Still life, flowers in a blue jug oil on canvas painting by Van Diemonian (Tasmanian) artist and convict William Buelow Gould (1801 - 1853).Painted c1840 after Gould had received his Certificate of freedom.It is signed in the lower left corner “W.B.Gould, Painter”.Actual size (framed) 690 x 560 mm.source : wikipedia 


Still life, flowers in a blue jug
 

oil on canvas painting by Van Diemonian (Tasmanian) artist and convict William Buelow Gould (1801 - 1853).
Painted c1840 after Gould had received his Certificate of freedom.
It is signed in the lower left corner “W.B.Gould, Painter”.
Actual size (framed) 690 x 560 mm.

source : wikipedia 

Gerardine Jacoba van de Sande BakhuyzenThe Hague | NL 1826-1895Still life with azalea branches and peony flower on a stone blade, oil on panel
source : Simonis & Buunk


Gerardine Jacoba van de Sande Bakhuyzen

The Hague | NL 1826-1895

Still life with azalea branches and peony flower on a stone bladeoil on panel

source : Simonis & Buunk