The Lenton Rose — Black Diamond Helleborus has a bold slate purple to near-black blossom that measures 2-21/2 inches across. The petals of Helleborus ‘Black Diamond’ turn a shade of slate green after setting seed, continuing visual interest. The foliage emerges purple in the early spring and matures to a beautiful shade of green.
Egon Schiele, Young Man Kneeling Before God the Father, 1908
maybrianmay: Un homme de pierre langoureux / a sensual man of stone #paris #promenadeplantée #couléeverte #statue #sculpture #promenade #parc #building #bâtiments #artdeco #artdéco #cariatides #instasculpture #perspective #clouds #city #instaparis (à promenade plantée, Paris)
I hate the smell of grass
I am starting a new project something that has always fascinated me are scientific charts. So I am going to start making them…some truth, some elaboration, but that’s what the masters did too.
Illustration of a Gharial,(Gavialis gangeticus) a rare freshwater crocodile that inhabits only two rivers in Nepal and India. These crocs are going extinct and it’s a shame, hence the precious egg emphasized. They don’t breed well in captivity and happen to be the only croc with a visible sexual dimorphism.Look at that nose!
More to come!
Bettina Matzkuhn, ‘Night Vision’, 2007, 53cm w x 66cm h, fabric paint, hand embroidery
James Ward, Gordale Scar (A View of Gordale, in the Manor of East Malham in Craven, Yorkshire, the Property of Lord Ribblesdale) (1812)
“Gordale Scar is a bank of limestone cliffs near Settle, Yorkshire. Ward painted this picture for Lord Ribblesdale, a local landowner. He emphasised the height and scale of the cliffs by subtly manipulating the perspective. In the foreground he shows deer and cattle, including a white bull from the (originally wild) Chillingham herd, who appears to guard the cleft of Gordale Beck. Working in the last years of the Napoleonic wars, Ward aimed to depict a national landscape, primordial and unchanging, defended by ‘John Bull’ in animal form. His painting also epitomised the awe-inspiring qualities of the fashionable ‘Sublime’ landscape.” - Tate Britain