Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Impractical Fashion, Guy Edition (Blue Peafowl)

peacock painting by Gwenn Seemel, bird artist
Gwenn Seemel
Impractical Fashion, Guy Edition (Blue Peafowl)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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Boys can be the pretty ones.

Blue peacocks were supposed to have evolved their colorful predator-attracting tails as a way to impress the comparatively plain hens, but more recent research indicates that the evolutionary pressures responsible for the beautiful display were more about fitting in with the other cocks and less about giving the females something to cluck about.

Boys are sometimes just little more colorful than girls.

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peacock painting by Gwenn Seemel
detail image