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Watercolor illustrations by Steeven Salvat Cloak Natural Specimens with elaborate metallic motifs

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#Beetle
#Butterflies
#Drawing
#insects
#Watercolor

August 6, 2021

Grace Ebert

All images © Steven Salvat, shared with permission

History, science and nature merge in the watercolor and ink drawings by the French artist Steven Salvat (before). Beetles with elaborate armor, rotating gears and antique dials or with extensive intricacies of flora and fauna, Salvat’s works exquisitely lay an imaginative veil on wild animals and insects. Each piece, the result of hundreds of hours of meticulous linework, comes from biological studies and engravings dating back to the 18th century.

Salvats Nymphalids Series is to be seen from August 14th to September 12th Haven gallery in Northport, New York. Find a variety of videos detailing its process Instagram, and shop for limited edition prints and originals his side.

#Beetle
#Butterflies
#Drawing
#insects
#Watercolor

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