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Pierrette Chapus. Aphanee. (June. 2012.). Structurellism.

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Pierrette Chapus. Aphanee. (June. 2012.). Structurellism. 

The butterflies are insects which are characterized by their wings covered with scales finely overlapping like the tiles of a roof. One knows some more than 160 000 species. The painting being realized with oil and the knife the artist imitates nature by imbricating its fine dabs like scales. It is the same for the round reasons similar in eyes. In nature the wings of the butterflies present particular circular drawings: the ocelles ones. Those, resembling in eyes, can move away the predatory potentials. Other butterflies adopt the opposite strategy: they relative of colors sharp to be quite visible the their predatory ones. These colors function then as of the signals of warning indicating that the butterflies which carry them are toxic. They are often yellow, orange or red spots on black bottom. The predatory ones quickly learn how not to touch them. On the other hand in nature the reasons on the wings are often symmetrical. It’s not the case here, this butterfly is an original creation of an artist. In nature there does not exist. 

The point of view of the witness is at the level of the head of the butterfly which itself is located at the geometrical center of picture.

One can distinguish 5 zones from colors and of different design , all are framed by the fields tension and 4 are on natural points of interests. 

One can divide the 5 zones by colors although we will see in the details which painting goes further much further that. The zones colors are characterized by hot colour gradations towards cold colors or cold colors towards hot colors but also especially by particular atmospheres which have each one their significance.

The hot lines of work are the drawing of the wings of the butterfly and the central zone. With the part which is in front of the butterfly one can distinguish 6 zones. 

Details : 
As surprising as that can appear the reasons for this butterfly are an adaptation, relating to nature, of the triptych of Hieronymus Bosch. (1450-1516). The Garden of Earthly Delights.. Analysis here. In the center of the butterfly a human silhouette, either the man or the creator… 

This part of the painting symbolizes the triptych of Bosch closed ; that is to say the creation of the world in a more modern version, one sees there in top on the right a comet and one knows that the life east can have appeared thanks to one of it, of the very hot colors which lets suppose a strong volcanic activity and marine beings and Amphibians whose forms resemble certain fossils. 

It is about the second shutter of the triptych of Bosch closed, always the comet, the marine beings, but in bottom the men start to sail on the seas. (see with the zoom).

The left shutter of the opened triptych, Eden, the paradise. All is clear, sheets, trees and fruits open out under the sun. Nature is generous and fertile. 

The right shutter of the triptych of Bosch opened, the hell. The wind blows, the trees are folded, and twisted, nature was not respected and is avenged. It is a storm. 
The central shutter of the triptych, the world not such as it is but such as it should be, a multicoloured and harmonious forest or each species is respected and preserved. 

Light : La lumière provient des couleurs chaudes surtout du jaune du fond et des ailes. 

Colors : Harmonize between complementary colors.

Similar Paintings : 

Pierrette Chapus. Nuaison. (2011).

Pierrette Chapus. Essentia. (2012). 

Hieronymus Bosch. The Garden of Earthly Delights. (1480-90).