Specimen: Darwin Acrylic painting on text collage on canvas, 6"x6"

Acrylic painting, Darwin, Charles Darwin, butterfly wings, collage, text,

Yet another piece based on old scientific texts. This one came from an entry in an encyclopedia published in Darwin’s lifetime. I scanned it & printed it so as not to destroy the original. The print was collaged to canvas, then painted over with acrylics.

(By the way, while the entry acknowledged some controversy over his theories, it acclaimed him as an eminent naturalist who had revolutionized scientific thought, & lamented that he was “still misunderstood.” This was in 1872!)

Reposted from Curious Art Blog

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