04 April 2014

White peacocks bloom

White peacocks are not albinos; they have a genetic mutation that is known as leucism, which causes the lack of pigments in the plumage. Source: Wikipedia.

Enjoy the beautifully white explosive paintings by Jessie Arms Botke, an American art nouveau painter born in Chicago (1883-1971) and known for exotic, highly decorated bird studies.

The peacocks are shown in natural settings accompanied by carefully painted flora. The artworks are richly adorned with an abundance of detail.