Brest van Kempen’s meticulously executed paintings in rich jewel tones explore the variety of nature and attest to the artist’s belief that chief among nature’s hallmarks is its diversity. This widely acclaimed exhibition consists of 50 original paintings and preparatory sketches inspired not just by the beauty of the subjects, but also by their fascinating ecology and habitat.The qualities that make a particular species unique, such as behavioral traits, movements, or appearance, are what attract the artist to his subject. His aim is to help the viewer learn about how an animal lives and interacts with its environment and other organisms.From Mesozoic fauna to present-day animals of the African plains, these paintings recapture our fascination for unusual species, helping us better appreciate their distinctive characteristics and habitats, as well as the vital role they play in nature.
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