Arts Everyday Living: The Art of Butterflies— Beauty in the Tropics

Martin Johnson Heade, Blue Morpho Butterfly, c. 1865, oil on canvas, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

American artist Martin Johnson Heade (1819-1904) was a versatile painter, creating a range of subjects.  However, his works inspired by the tropics are perhaps his most unique and striking paintings.

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