Collection

Butterflies Flying above Clouds

MIGISHI, Kotaro

1934

Information

Title
Butterflies Flying above Clouds
Artist
MIGISHI, Kotaro View artist Information
Year
1934
Collection
Purchased
Medium
oil on canvas
Size
91.5×60.6

Commentary

According to Migishi, he was inspired to make this painting after an entomologist told him about a butterfly with a habit of flying over the sea. Be that as it may, a real butterfly would never be able to fly higher than the clouds. Moreover, the butterflies and moths in this picture have a flat appearance, suggesting that they were derived from a field guide. The insects, scattered across the painting at various angles in two-dimensional layers, are free from gravity and cause our gaze to gently float in the air.

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