Colorful and juicy butterfly painting “Stichophthalma camadeva”

Part of Harmonious images of butterflies and moths collection.

850 $

Colorful and juicy butterfly painting Stichophthalma camadeva (the Northern jungle queen) shows us how important light is in perceiving the surrounding world. The underside of the wings of this butterfly usually appears brown. However, while browsing photos of this species, I found one where the brown butterfly glowed with a rainbow of colors.

What is included:

  • signed artwork, safely packed
  • free and insured shipment by DHL
  • taxes and customs already paid
  • invoice
  • Certificate of Authencity

Colorful and juicy butterfly painting Stichophthalma camadeva (the Northern jungle queen). Without light, there is no picture, this light allows photography to exist, it is its indispensable element. Light is colour, its temperature has a huge impact on how we feel about reality. This butterfly brings to mind hot, stuffy summer days. It is a kaleidoscope of colours, from yellowish greens, through blues, to delicate purples with beautiful, intense orange eyes. The colours on its wings merge and blend. But this crazy rainbow is only an appearance, on a daily basis this butterfly shows us its calm, subdued nature, its underside is predominantly in shades of brown. In the photographer’s lens, it turned into a rainbow, its scales glistened like sequins in the flashlight. Does that mean brown was worse or uglier? Perhaps in our assessments, yes, but for the butterfly itself, our categories of beauty and unusualness do not matter, after all, he sees the world differently, just as thanks to this photograph, we also saw him in a completely new light.


  • Dimensions: 100 cm (width) / 100 cm (height)
  • Technique: Rembrandt soft pastel + Conté à Paris fixer
  • Light fastness: no less than ** (up to 100 years according to ASTM Standard D4303)
  • Paper: Fabriano Accademia 200g + custom background

Year and place of creation of colorful and juicy butterfly painting “Stichophthalma camadeva”: (the northern jungle queen):

2022 – Olsztyn, Poland

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