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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Moth Love


Did you know that the moth has a lot of strikingly beautiful shapes, patterns and colors? Unlike it's cousin, the butterfly, we don't really appreciate the beauty of the moth. Did you know that the Art Nouveau period was hugely inspired by the moths shape? If you pay close attention, you'll se it in jewelry, mirrors and furniture.

These paintings by Australian Allyson Reynolds are simply to die for.



From Vogue Living, Australia, via absolutely beautiful things



From Vogue Living, Australia, via absolutely beautiful things



What do you think of moths? Would you have them in your home?

Allyson's paintings starts at around $6000, so my hope is that she starts producing posters too ;)

Etsy :: kerilovejewels :: Steampunk Art Nouveau Mothra butterfly vintage necklace

Above is an image of a moth necklace, from the Art Nouveau period. Quite stunning and very different, isn't it?

Have a fabulous Sunday!

xx

8 comments:

nr14 said...

Likte fargene på bildene men kanskje ikke noe motiv for mine vegger;)...liker ikke insekt;(

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Absolutely love them. There are some really beautiful moths in the UK. When I lived in the States, they were just brown and kind of boring but here they come as lovely as butterflies.

These paintings are just deliciously colourful!

Solana {Solo Thais} said...

Those painting are beautiful! I think I have a better appreciation for moths now and I love that necklace!

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