Lot WB3

Old Dubai: A Nocturnal Butterfly Mosaic Masterpiece





17 x 12 cm

Frame size:

30 x 23 cm


wooden frame | butterfly painting

Available in Dubai

2.500 $


Lot Essay

«Old Dubai: A Nocturnal Butterfly Mosaic Masterpiece»

Prepare to embark on a journey into the heart of artistic opulence with our extraordinary creation, «Old Dubai: Night,» a masterpiece meticulously crafted from the delicate beauty of butterfly wings. This exclusive artwork unveils the enchanting nightscape of Dubai’s historic city center, capturing the timeless allure of oriental splendor.

This unique creation transports you to an oriental night, where sand-colored walls of quaint, low-rise structures with inviting terraces beckon under the gentle glow of the moon. Amidst this urban tapestry, graceful palm trees sway, adding a touch of tranquility to the bustling cityscape. What sets this artwork apart is its remarkable composition, painstakingly assembled from an array of butterfly wings. These wings come together to weave an abstract yet mesmerizing depiction of architectural wonders and landscapes.

The visionary artist behind this masterpiece shares a captivating narrative. Butterflies, gathered from diverse corners of the globe for scientific study and collecting purposes, have been a source of wonder for generations. From the heart of Gabon and South Africa to the landscapes of Vietnam, Peru, China, Altai, Yakutia, and Central Russia—world-renowned scientists and passionate entomologists marveled at the kaleidoscope of colors, textures, and exquisite lines these creatures possessed. The beauty of butterflies has remained an unexplained phenomenon, and each stroke in these paintings is a manifestation of nature’s artistry. Thousands of microscopic scales are delicately applied to transparent membranes, harmoniously pieced together to create landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and compositions. The vibrant color palette allows for the recreation of masterpieces by renowned artists such as Vrubel, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, and, at times, even challenges the precision of a photographic lens. This extraordinary technique bypasses the need for touch-ups, tinting, and priming, leaving us with an unparalleled visual feast.

Elevate your appreciation for art with this exceptional fusion of nature’s beauty and artistic prowess—a testament to the timeless allure of butterflies, translated into an exquisite and captivating masterpiece. «Old Dubai: Night» stands as a testament to the boundless wonders of both the natural world and human creativity, offering a rare glimpse into the harmonious convergence of the two.

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