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Shakespeare Beetle
Shakespeare Beetle
Shakespeare Beetle
Shakespeare Beetle

Shakespeare Beetle



Artist: Shoosty®  Year: 2023   Medium: Duplex Printed Ink / 18mm Silk Twill

Size: 50” x 50” 

Limited edition hand-drawn vector graphic styled in the 1500s England printed on both sides with a color shift between front and back

A beetle wearing pantaloons with stripes, like a Shakespeare character, integrated with an Art Nouveau vine in the shape of a window. The bug symbolizes nature and culture, while the window symbolizes the connection between the inner and outer worlds.

Insects have been used as metaphors and symbols in literature and art for centuries. In Shakespeare’s plays, insects often appear as agents of mischief, corruption, or transformation. 

In King Lear, Lear curses his daughters with “The fangs of adders, spiders, toads.” 

In Othello, Lago plants the seed of jealousy in Othello’s mind by saying “O beware, my lord, of jealousy! / It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on”. 

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