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Coloration of a sculpture of Rafflesia full scale ; From the time he was very young, he has dissected, sketched an sculpted
everything he notices during his hikes. While completing studies in biology,
he worked on perfecting his moulding and painting techniques. Today he serves
art and natural history museums by restoring collections or making educational
moulds and models. First he sculpts and models the subject. With the help of
elastomers an resins, he then casts his creation. Next comes the most delicate
phase : giving the animal or plant realistic, lifelike colors.
Acrylic paint applied with brush and airbrush.
Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world.

© Gilles Martin / Biosphoto

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Europe / European Union / France

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Speckled

Individual / Personality / Boisgard, Thierry

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Inflorescence / Flower (Plant Anatomy)


Flora / Rafflesiales order / Rafflesiaceae family / Rafflesia (Rafflesia sp) / Rafflesia (Rafflesia arnoldii)



Material / Tool

Science / Scientific research / Scientist

Colour / Red

Shot / Indoor

Matter (substance) / Chemical

Protection / Combination

Protection / Mask

Matter (substance) / Synthetic matter

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Tall

Individual / Person / Man

Economic activity / Activity / Traditional activity / Manual activity

Art / Plastic art / Sculpture

Art / Plastic art / Painting

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite / Holoparasite

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Dicotyledoneae / Rafflesiales / Rafflesiaceae / Rafflesia

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