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Harold Ancart, Untitled, 2013
Glass and Bottle (n.d.). Juan Gris 1887-1927. Chalk and gouache
I genuinely like these paintings and that is what frightens me the most
I really tried to find any informations about this little guy, but I found nothing, except its name (if thats even the right one).
photo credits: Arthur Anker
illustration from Johannes Jacob Scheuchzer’s Physica Sacra, 1735
Hermann Stenner: Dame mit Masken (1913)
The plant lures gnats with a scent similar to that of the fungus on which they breed. Once inside, a gnat mistakes the bright stem end for an exit and makes its way there. If the insect carries pollen, fertilization triggers a process that lowers the vaselike throat, admitting light and allowing easy escape. Dead gnats probably carried no pollen or perished in a plant too immature for pollination.