The bright painting of the remarkable butterfly Pygas eighty-eight is perfect for a minimalist living room. It is a beautiful addition to bright, spacious interiors. Such strong, intense artwork adds character and creates a unique atmosphere. Although it is a delicate butterfly, it adds a strong splash of colour to any room t. I describe it as an intense, elegant, eye-catching spectacle of colours and shapes. The hierarchical, static composition of the painting introduces peace and harmony to the surroundings while allowing you to focus on its luminous colours and natural shapes.
I really enjoy the combination of intense red with whitened turquoise. In this painting, I added drama by introducing large, contrasting areas of yellow and black, whilst the blue dots on the wings harmonize with the background. Intense colours and bold contrast should give this composition a lot of dynamism and liveliness, but in my opinion, the whole thing is softened by the geometric pattern on the butterfly’s wings. The dark stripes firmly embed the insect in the composition; the evenly arranged blue dots seem to pin it to the paper. The black contour of Callicore pygas wings encloses the entire composition.
Why is colour so hypnotic? We can look at the blue of the sky and the ocean for hours, we are fascinated by the spectacle of colours during sunset when the sky seems pink and orange, we find the giant green wall of the forest breathtaking. This large painting gives you a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in colours, to look at something that is tiny in nature but here, on paper, it is huge and majestic, hanging motionless on the wall. Nature can surprise and fascinate, it gives many opportunities for delight, it is full of inspiration.
- Dimensions: 100cm (width) / 100cm (height)
- Technique: Rembrandt soft pastel + fixer
- Lightfastness: no less than ** (up to 100 years according to ASTM Standard D4303)
- Paper: Fabriano Accademia 200g + custom background
Year and place of creation of the bright painting of the butterfly species “Pygas eighty-eight”:
2021 – Olsztyn, Poland