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Every 10 years, the painted lady butterfly migrates on mass to the UK and 2019 is one of those momentous winged occasions. In fact, this year is experiencing a bigger influx than ever before of the beautiful orange and black butterflies, as millions have travel north from Europe. #ChrisPackham has described it as a "promising" sign for the species. The Butterfly Conservation charity may even go as far as dubbing 2019 the 'painted lady summer,' if their annual Big Butterfly Count (which will run from Friday 19th July to 11th August) confirms the migration numbers. 🔗Link in bio for full story... #butterfly#butterflymigration#paintedladybutterfly#wildlife
I found this Painted Lady Butterfly on the bottom of a slide. It had a hurt wing. I took it over to a flower so it could drink the nectar and hopefully survive. 💛
June’s Monthly miniature oil painting, “Strawberries and Barbarians”. I wanted this painting to be an overload of warm colors, with slight touches of green. I paired it with a Japanese bowl from the SAM collection and a Painted Lady Butterfly.
I picked this bowl not only for its colors, but also because the imagery is perfect for this series. The bowl was made around the same time as the famous genre of Dutch still life paintings that inspired my series. The Japanese artist has depicted European traders, very likely Dutch. The figures are as exotic to me as they were to the artists who first painted them.
Keep reading for SAM's former Curator of Asian Art, Yukiko Shirahara’s quote about the bowl: "Southern Europeans, primarily Portuguese and Spanish, arrived in Japan in the 16th century. The Japanese called them nanban, or “southern barbarians,” because they came through a maritime route from the south. The term nanban, however, was used to refer to almost anything foreign in 16th- and 17th-century Japan. Images of Europeans proliferated in response to the curiosity of all things foreign, and became common motifs to adorn ceramic wares such as these bowls.
European figures were popular motifs in Japanese art during the Edo period, particularly representations of the Dutch (called komo: "red-haired people") because of their direct contact with Japan through trade during a time of national isolation. It was the Dutch East India Company that exported Japanese products, including Imari porcelain, to Europe. Dutch motifs were favored not only for exports but also for the domestic market, to satisfy the Japanese taste for exoticism and curiosity about Western culture. The familiar design of "five-ships," depicting five Dutch vessels with Dutch figures, is the best example of the popular theme, which appeared from the eighteenth century onward." #inseasonnow#junebearers#imariporcelain#fruitpainting#stilllife#japaneseporcelain#inseason#tinyart#paintedladybutterfly#strawberries#insectpainting#stilllifepainting#strawberrypainting#seattleart#butterflypainting#contemporaryrealism#stilllifepainting#realismpainting
There's a flurry of butterflies in SoCal thanks to all the rain we've gotten this year! 🦋It's estimated that more than 1 billion butterflies are making their way from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest!! I got to see the monarch butterfly migration in Mexico last year and it was absolutely incredible! If you want to go here reach out- I know the best way to experience this!! 🧡🧡🧡