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http://venetianred.net/2010/04/20/the-busy-bee-has-no-time-for-sorrow-insects-in-art/

I love insects and spend a lot of time photographing them, but my drawing skills really aren’t up to much so I like to see how others represent insects in art. This ‘Venetian Red’ blog entry describes examples of the art of insects from Albrecht Durer (see illustration below) to more contemporary works.


Albrecht Durer, Stag Beetle, 1505
Watercolor on paper
Getty Museum

Well worth having a read through and then beetling off elsewhere by following the links given. (The title of the blog post, in case you were wondering and hadn’t read through the whole article, is a quote from William Blake.)

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