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Thierry Boisgard and his Rafflésia in a flower massif ; 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. “A Kiss from Sumatra…”

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Hortus / Garden element / Turf

Moved image

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite / Holoparasite

Individual / Personality / Boisgard, Thierry

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


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

Species / Species particularity / Malodorous




Shot / Three quarter shot


Hortus / Garden element / Flowerbed

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Speckled

Colour / Red

Shot / Outdoor


Behavior / Posture / Lie down

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

Human Settlement / Habitat / Building / Building (Block)

Science / Scientific research / Scientist

Europe / European Union / France

Species / Relation between species / Camouflage / Mimicry / Carrion flower

Latin keywords

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

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