Friday, 18 March 2011

Insect Modern Art, Amazing Bug Paintings



Steven Kutcher, of 63 years, is an artist from Los Angeles that paints using insects. spiders, flies, bees, butterflies, crickets and cockroaches are some of the insects that this artist uses to elaborate his works, although in fact the paintings are done by the insects and not by him.





Insects possess segmented bodies supported by an exoskeleton, a hard outer covering made mostly of chitin. The segments of the body are organized into three regions, or tagmata; a head, a thorax, and an abdomen. The head supports a pair of sensory antennae, a pair of compound eyes, one to three simple eyes (“ocelli”) and three sets of variously modified appendages that form the mouthparts.





The thorax has six legs (one pair each for the prothorax, mesothorax and the metathorax segments making up the thorax) and two or four wings (if present in the species). The abdomen (made up of eleven segments some of which may be reduced or fused) has most of the digestive, respiratory, excretory and reproductive internal structures.





























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