Police officer painting with butterfly wings
Originally, Vadim Zaritsky worked in the Interior Ministry – the police major taught ballistics in the Russian city of Lipetsk. And now his main passion is paintings with the wings of butterflies. However, he does not kill butterflies. According to the artist, for his pictures he collects insects dying en masse on the paths and roads. Also, gratefully accepts the dead butterflies from collectors and catchers. Noteworthy, it takes the artist from one week to several months to create a picture of butterfly wings.
Have you found a bullfinch? In the photo it is impossible to describe the volumetric texture of wings-brush strokes.
And here’s the work on “Demon”. The wings of butterflies as well as possible transmit plein air painting with brush strokes.
The demon by Russian artist Mikhail Vrubel (1890) inspired Vadim Zaritsky to create a copy, which was made with a great accuracy and resembles the original painting.
Work by artist Vadim Zaritsky. Police officer painting with butterfly wings